August 20, 2007

The Author

"I busied myself to think of a story... One which would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature, and awaken thrilling horror -- one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart… What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow… I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper."
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851)
Painting by Richard Rothwell, 1840.

1 comment:

David Lee said...

Found this blog via the Groovy Age of Horror blog. So far I've only skimmed the posts but I'm looking forward to coming back for regular reading about one of my favorite monsters.