09-09-2009 03:06 PM
Is it this one Laurel?
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
09-10-2009 10:23 PM
That's it, Melissa!
09-12-2009 08:04 PM
This is from the Cliff Notes for Frankenstein:
"Shelley tells briefly how the novel came into being. During the wet and cool summer of 1816, in Geneva, Switzerland, several friends gathered to create and tell ghost stories. Percy Shelley mentions himself, Lord Byron, and Mary. He omits mention of Byron's mistress, Claire (Jane) Clairmont and of another guest, John William Polidori. Polidori later published his own Gothic novel, The Vampyre; a Tale (1819). This summer meeting produced two of the most important characters of English literature: the Frankenstein monster and the Vampire." [Bold added.]
I haven't checked it, but was Polidori's tale really the origin of the Vampire in English literature?
09-12-2009 08:30 PM - edited 09-12-2009 08:33 PM
Was the passage Walton was seeking this one?
09-12-2009 10:27 PM - edited 09-12-2009 10:30 PM
More from Cliff Notes:
"He alludes to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This one poem helped launch the Romantic period and gives us a story of a man banished for killing an albatross while at sea. The poem is an extended allegory symbolizing the death of imagination in man and an embarkment on a quest for spiritual and intellectual knowledge. Coleridge, a Romantic writer, was a friend of Mary's father."