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" I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly, and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. "
Frankenstein: or, The modern Prometheus - Page 253
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - 1823
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Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Frankenstein (Fictitious character) - 1891 - 317 pages
...them for ever. • "But soon," he cried, with sad and solemn enthusiasm, " I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries...torturing flames. The light of that conflagration %ill fade away ; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds. My spirit will sleep in peace ;...
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The Eerie Book

Margaret Armour - Fiction - 1898 - 207 pages
...close them for ever. " But soon," he cried, with sad and solemn enthusiasm, " I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt Soon these burning miseries...in the agony of the torturing flames. The light of the conflagration will fade away : my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds. My spirit will...
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Author's digest: the world's great stories in brief

Rossiter Johnson - Fiction - 1908
...of pity. " Fear not that I shall be the instrument of further mischief," he said. "Soon I shall die. I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. My ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds. My spirit will sleep in peace." He sprang from the...
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The Endurance of Frankenstein: Essays on Mary Shelley's Novel

George Lewis Levine, U. C. Knoepflmacher - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 341 pages
...the Monster says it: "But soon," he cried with sad and solemn enthusiasm, "I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries...fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by winds. My spirit will sleep in peace, or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell." [P....
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Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Fiction - 1982 - 287 pages
...close them for ever. "But soon,'' he cried, with sad and solemn enthusiasm, "I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall ascend my funeral pile tri- 5 umphantly, and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. The light of that conflagration will...
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Creature and Creator

Paul A. Cantor - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 223 pages
...drowning waters, is reminiscent of the climax of Wagner's Gotterdammerung: I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall mount my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. The light of that...
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Gothic Fiction/Gothic Form

George E. Haggerty - Literary Criticism - 2010
...earns him the right to be considered human at last, but even Walton realizes that he is more than this. "I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly, and exult in the agony of the torturing flames," the creature finally cries. "My ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds" (223). Thus he realizes...
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Genealogy and Literature

Lee Quinby - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 237 pages
...shall die. I shall no longer feel — I shall be no more. I shall no longer see — I shall die — Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall ascend my funeral pile" (210-11). Amid the voices that everywhere echo each other, the sustained repetition in Shelley's prose,...
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Genealogy and Literature

Lee Quinby - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 237 pages
...shall die. I shall no longer feel — I shall be no more. I shall no longer see — I shall die — Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall ascend my funeral pile" (210-11). Amid the voices that everywhere echo each other, the sustained repetition in Shelley's prose,...
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Reclaiming the Canon: Essays on Philosophy, Poetry, and History

Literary Criticism
...close them forever. "But soon," he cried, with sad and solemn enthusiasm, "I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries...exult in the agony of the torturing flames. The light ofthat conflagration will fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds. My spirit will...
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