It was on a dreary night in November

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It was on a dreary night in November

This is the opening of the fourth chapter (I:4:1) in the original edition, which lends weight to one's sense that what Mary Shelley describes as her "waking dream" bridges the room in which she conceived her horror story with the bedroom in which Victor encounters his living Creature in terror.