Part 27: Return to Postage (Volume III, Chapter VII, Section II)

In his next letter (somehow the majority of this narrative has been contained in a single letter, it's almost as if Shelley forgot it was one), Walton asks his sister if she is horrified by the story as he is. (I'm horrified, likely for a different reason.) He then recounts how Victor was physically affected … Continue reading Part 27: Return to Postage (Volume III, Chapter VII, Section II)

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Part 26: The Beginning of the End (Volume III, Chapter VII, section I)

This is our final chapter. It's 2-3 times as long as any other. As I wish to give adequate time to my thoughts and feelings about the narrative's final moments, we will be taking it in sections. Victor was incensed by Elizabeth's murder (which he would have predicted from the beginning if he didn't assume that … Continue reading Part 26: The Beginning of the End (Volume III, Chapter VII, section I)

Part 23: Hello, Coincidence, My Dead Friend (Volume III, Chapter IV)

Victor was taken to the magistrate, a very serious man, who asked the men who accompanied Victor to speak as witnesses. A fisherman said the night before, which had been very dark, he was walking along the beach when he tripped over a corpse. Initially, he thought the man had drowned but his clothes were dry. … Continue reading Part 23: Hello, Coincidence, My Dead Friend (Volume III, Chapter IV)

Part 20: Two Gentlemen of Geneva (Volume III, Chapter I)

After returning to Geneva, Victor procrastinated like no other. (I wouldn't know about that and am definitely not writing this at 10pm the night before posting it. Those typos were intentional.) Though he feared Karl, he was somehow more disgusted by the thought of reviving another life. He'd heard of some discoveries made by an … Continue reading Part 20: Two Gentlemen of Geneva (Volume III, Chapter I)