[Modern scientific philosophers] have acquired new andalmost unlimited powers; they can command the thundersof heaven, mimic the earthquake, and even mock the invisible world with its own shadows.
The professor’s words—rather let me say such the words of the fate—enounced to destroy me.
I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart. Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep.
What I ask of you is reasonable and moderate; I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself; the gratification is small, but it is all that I can receive, and it shall content me.
I consent to your demand, on your solemn oath to quit Europe forever, and every other place in the neighbourhood of man, as soon as I shall deliver into your hands a female who will accompany you in your exile.
You have destroyed the work which you began; what is it that you intend? Do you dare to break your Free eBooks at Planet eBook.com 205 promise?
‘Begone! I do break my promise; never will I create another like yourself, equal in deformity and wickedness
‘It is well. I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night
She was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair. Everywhere I turn I see the same figure— her bloodless arms and relaxed form flung by the murderer on its bridal bier
I have devoted my creator, the select specimen of all that is worthy of love and admiration among men, to misery; I have pursued him even to that irremediable ruin. There he lies, white and cold in death. You hate me, but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself. I look on the hands which executed the deed; I think on the heart in which the imagination of it was conceived and long for the moment when these hands will meet my eyes, when that imagination will haunt my thoughts no more.