The Publishers of the Standard Novels, in selecting "Frankenstein" for one of their series, expressed a wish that I should furnish them with some account of the origin of the story. I am the more willing to comply, because I shall thus give a general answer to the question, so very frequently asked me—"How I, when a young girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea? It is not singular that, as the daughter of two persons of distinguished literary celebrity, I should very early in life have thought of writing. As a child I scribbled; and my favourite pastime, during the hours given me for recreation, was to "write stories. My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
Post your thesis statements by March 25th, along with tentative titles and questions about essay topics. The essay prompt has been posted to Blackboard and you will also submit the final draft of your essay to Blackboard by Friday, April 3rd. Kyla, go for it! This is a great thesis and opens a lot of pathways for interpretation.
Pictures and general descriptions of the characters can be found in the character section here. These are voice acting test scripts for each of the characters. Currently Larkspur, Rori and Lukas are taken, and some of the others have voice actors who are in the running their tests will eventually be up on the blog as well. Cain: Noble, knightly. General 'hero' tone.