a feverish fire still glimmers in his eyes

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a feverish fire still glimmers in his eyes

Victor has been described as feverish since his collapse following the death of Clerval (III:4:11). The symptoms point to tuberculosis, known in the early nineteenth century as consumption because the body wasted away under the advance of the disease. Such a disease would be correlative to, and even emblematic of, Victor's mental condition.