- Social / political context
- Religious / philosophical context
- Literary context
- The Bible: Creation: see Religious / philosophical context
- The Prometheus myth
- The doppelganger
- The monster's reading: Plutarch, Milton and Goethe
- The Romantics: Coleridge, Lamb, Southey, de Quincey
- Title page to the first edition
- Volume 1
- Volume 2
- Volume 3
More on the Romantics and imagination
More on the Romantics and imagination:
William Blake, A Vision of the Last Judgement, 1810
Vision or Imagination is a representation of what Eternally Exists, Really and Unchangeably.
William Wordsworth, The Prelude, 1805, Bk. XIII, ll. 166-70
This Love more intellectual cannot be
Without Imagination, which, in truth,
Is but another name for absolute strength
And clearest insight, amplitude of mind,
And Reason in her most exalted mood.
S. T. Coleridge, `Dejection: an Ode', 1802
But oh! each visitation
Suspends what nature gave me at my birth,
My shaping spirit of imagination.
P. B. Shelley, A Defence of Poetry, 1821
The great instrumentof moral good is the imagination; and poetry administers to the effect by acting on the cause.
John Keats, letter to Benjamin Bailey, 22 November 1817
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination-what the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth-whether itexisted before or not.
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