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The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, Edited by Michael Eberle-Sinatra

Shelley uses here a narrative technique similar to that of Frankenstein and The Last Man: the protagonist finds himself strongly motivated to narrate his story, even though in Victor Frankenstein's and Walton's cases the audience is restricted to one person; in Lionel Verney's case, the audience does not exist anymore; and finally in Winzy's case, his actual audience (if any) is unknown to him.

Published @ RC

September 1997