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" The event on which this fiction is founded has been supposed by Dr Darwin, and some of the physiological writers of Germany, as not of impossible occurrence. "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 334
1818
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Fiction - 1823
...FOR G. AND WB WHITTAKER, AVE-MARIA-LANE. 1823. PREFACE. THE event on which this fiction is founded has been supposed, by Dr. Darwin, and some of the...work of fancy, I have not considered myself as merely a3 weaving a series of supernatural terrors. The event on which the interest of the story depends is...
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Periodical criticism, Volume 2

Walter Scott - 1835
...Sheltey, daughter of Mr Godwin and Mrs Mary Woolstonecroft. See her Preface to the last ' edition.] Germany, as not of impossible occurrence. I shall...imagination ; yet, in assuming it as the basis of a work of fancv, I have not considered myself as merely weaving a series of supernatural terrors. The event,...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott: Biographical memoirs of ...

Sir Walter Scott - Demonology - 1838
...to describe. " The event' on which this fiction is founded has been supposed by Dr Durwin, and gome of the physiological writers of Germany, as not of...remotest degree of serious faith to such an imagination yr I . in assuming it as the basis of a work of fancy, I have not considered myself as merely weaving...
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Miscellaneous Prose Works, Volume 18

Sir Walter Scott - 1853
...Frankenstein ia Mrs Shelley, daughter of Mr Godwin aud Mrs Mary WoolstonecrofU See her Preface to the latt Germany) as not of impossible occurrence. I shall...yet, in assuming it as the basis of a work of fancy, 1 have not considered myself as merely wearing a series of supernatural terrors. The event, on which...
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Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - 1869 - 177 pages
...IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. PREFACE. " ''I ''HE event on which this fiction is founded, has been supposed, by Dr. Darwin, and some of the...impossible occurrence. I shall not be supposed as recording the remotest degree of serious faith to such an imagination ; yet, in assuming it as the...
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One Culture: Essays in Science and Literature

George Lewis Levine, Alan Rauch - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 359 pages
...referred in his Preface to Frankenstein when he insisted that "the event on which this fiction is founded has been supposed, by Dr. Darwin and some of the physiological...writers of Germany, as not of impossible occurrence" (F, p. 6). Even though Erasmus Darwin never fully endorsed the revolutionary theory of Galvani and...
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Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic

Linda Badley - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 199 pages
...no "mere tale of spectres" or "supernatural terrors": "The event on which this fiction is founded, has been supposed, by Dr. Darwin, and some of the...writers of Germany, as not of impossible occurrence" (6).1 Marilyn Gaul agrees, asserting that between 1797 (Ann Radcliffe's The Italian) and the publication...
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Biofictions: The Rewriting of Romantic Lives in Contemporary Fiction and Drama

Martin Middeke, Werner Huber - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 229 pages
...remark that this fiction has a possible factual basis: "The event on which this fiction is founded has been supposed, by Dr Darwin, and some of the physiological writers of Germany, as not of impossible occurrance."32 It is only after his literary context has been established that Marlowe begins his own...
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Wissenschaft als kulturelle Praxis, 1750-1900

Hans Erich Bödeker, Peter Hanns Reill - History - 1999 - 426 pages
...the time because, as Mary Shelley claimed in the preface: "The event on which this fiction is founded has been supposed, by Dr. Darwin and some of the physiological writers in Germany, as not of impossible occurrence."1 16 IBID. p. 43. 17 IBID. pp. 46-47. 18 IBID. p. 227....
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Artificial Intelligence: Critical Concepts, Volume 1

Ronald Chrisley, Sander Begeer - Artificial intelligence - 2000 - 500 pages
...(actually written by Percy) the opening lines state that "the event on which this fiction is founded has been supposed by Dr. Darwin, and some of the physiological...writers of Germany, as not of impossible occurrence."" Later, in her introduction to the 1831 edition, Mary recalls how she, her husband, and Lord Byron discussed...
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