Exquisitely Macabre


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“I am by birth a Genevese; and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics; and my father had filled several public situations with honour and reputation. He was respected by all who knew him for his integrity and indefatigable attention to public business. He passed his younger days perpetually occupied by the affairs of his country; a variety of circumstances had prevented his marrying early, nor was it until the decline of life that he became a husband and the father of a family.”

I never read that paragraph as a kid,  all I remember  is black and white renditions of the Green Goliath that terrified villages in a faraway land. Mary Wollstone Shelley’s  Creation has endured  across one of history’s most changing eras. besides being penned  by the daughter  of political philosopherWilliam Godwin, and philosopher and feminist mother Mary was married to one of the 19th century  most famous romantic   poets Percy Bysshe Shelley.

We all know the tale at least how is often portrayed by Hollywood  B movies but there is more to it than Frankenstein meets Abbott and Costello – this tale forewarns  of humanities run amok technology. To me it also speaks of, in subtle ways, of the dangers of mistrust of science and even those who are unlike us. If you have  the time this book is definitely worth a read.  http://www.literature.org/authors/shelley-mary/frankenstein/chapter-01.html

BTW– happy birthday Mary.

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297 Responses to Exquisitely Macabre

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    Has anyone read “I, Frankenstein?” The movie based on the novel is coming out in Jan, 2014.

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