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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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Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and ...

Gillian Beer, King Edward VII Professor and President of Clare Hall Gillian Beer - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 277 pages
...acknowledges Erasmus Darwin in the opening of her 1817 preface: 'The event on which this fiction is founded, has been supposed, by Dr. Darwin, and some of the physiological writers of Germany, as not ofimpossible occurrence.' 1 1 In Aspects of Form, ed. Lancelot Law Whyte (London, 1968): 41. 12 Ernst...
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Feminism: Feminism and the Enlightenment

Mary Evans - Feminism - 2001 - 528 pages
...to Darwin as he whet the appetite of his wife's readers: 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.' Ibid., p. 57. 63 Giovanni Aldini. An Account of the Late Improvements in Galvanism (London. 1803),...
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The Strangled Traveler: Colonial Imaginings and the Thugs of India

Martine van Woerkens - History - 2002 - 360 pages
...Shelley established between the possible and the credible. "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," she wrote in her preface. The father of the theoretician of evolution looked positively upon her fable...
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Gothic: Eighteenth-century Gothic : Radcliffe, reader, writer, romancer

Fred Botting, Dale Townshend - Gothic revival (Literature) - 2004 - 329 pages
...time of Walpole on, the gothic novel and the gothic novelist rarely seem to take themselves seriously. "I shall not be supposed as according the remotest degree of serious faith to such an imagination," we read in the 1818 Preface that Mary Shelley's husband wrote for her (267); "Swift as light and as...
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Narrative Fissures: Reading and Rhetoric

Nita Schechet - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 149 pages
...edition of the novel, he (speaking as she) asserts that "[t]he 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" (5). Despite this instance of external authorization claimed for the novel by Percy Shelley, the narrators...
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Charles Darwin Slept Here

John Woram - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 460 pages
...up as such an authority in the preface to Frankenstein: "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." Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1818, when she was 19, as her entry in a four-way...
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Mechanical Bodies, Computational Minds: Artificial Intelligence from ...

Stefano Franchi, Güven Güzeldere - Computers - 2005 - 538 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." 22 Later, in her introduction to the 1831 edition, Mary recalls how she, her husband, and Lord Byron...
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Bioethics Beyond the Headlines: Who Lives? who Dies? who Decides?

Albert R. Jonsen - Philosophy - 2005 - 209 pages
...that he composed for the first edition with the words, "The event on which this fiction is founded, has been supposed, by Dr. Darwin, and some of the physiological writers of German, as not of impossible occurrence." This was a moral tale about science and its future achievements....
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영미 명작 좋은 번역을 찾아서 2

영미문학연구회 - American literature - 2007 - 479 pages
...년서둔의 켯 부븐번역에서 찰드러난다 . The event on which this fiction is founded, has been supposed, by Dr. Darwin, and some of the...fancy. I have not considered myself as merely weaving 쯠 series of supernatural terrors. 쯙 he event on which the interest of the story depends is exempt...
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Frankenstein, Creation, and Monstrosity

Stephen Bann - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 215 pages
...not escape Percy Shelley. In the 1818 preface he wrote: The event on which this fiction is founded, has been supposed by Dr Darwin, and some of the physiological...degree of serious faith to such an imagination; yet [...]I have not considered myself as merely weaving a series of supernatural terrors. The event on...
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