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Researchers Confirm When 'Frankenstein' Was Written
2011-09-27 08:14:45

While the story of how Victor Frankenstein created his fictional monster has never been in doubt, the inspiration for the literary work that tells their tale has frequently been called into question. Now, an astronomy professor at Texas State University in San Marcos has used his scientific knowledge in an attempt to vindicate author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. According to Tim Radford of the Guardian, Shelley was one of those in attendance at a June 1816 villa party, and while there had...

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By Aurelio Sanchez Journal Staff Writer The monster isn't Frankenstein; it could be you. Mary Shelley in 1816 penned the Gothic tale of Frankenstein's monster, an archetypal tormented character who explored the often shocking duality of people, showing not only a great capacity for good, but also an equally deep potential for evil. Conceived by Shelley in a rainy-days challenge with Lord Byron to quash a crushing boredom, Frankenstein has since fascinated, terrorized and inspired in...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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