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Lord Byron: “Astonishing creature.”
Mary Shelley: “I, Lord Byron?”
Lord Byron: “Frightened of thunder, fearful of the dark. And yet you have written a tale that sent my blood into icy creeps. Look at her, Shelley. Can you believe that bland and lovely brow conceived of Frankenstein? A monster created from cadavers out of rifled graves? Isn’t it astonishing?”
Mary Shelley: “I don’t know why you should think so. What do you expect? Such an audience needs something more than a pretty little love story. So why shouldn’t I write of monsters?
Lord Byron: “No wonder Murray’s refused to publish the book. He says his reading public would be too shocked!”
Mary Shelley: “It will be published, I think.”
Percy Shelley: “Then, darling, you will have much to answer for.”
Mary Shelley: “The publishers did not see that my purpose was to write a moral lesson. The punishment that befell…
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