a new, and a not less terrible, disaster

Printer-friendly versionSend by email
NOTES

a new, and a not less terrible, disaster

In her revision Mary Shelley seems conscious of the uncanny freight this word carries from beyond the novel. It is, we recall, the first noun we encounter in the fiction, a word uttered by Margaret Saville before Walton's departure from London and repeated by him in writing her (I:L1:1)