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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...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.