A Note About the Sample Files

This course uses several novels and writing samples in the public domain. It is essential to acknowledge the work and genius of these authors.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797–1851) was an English novelist who is best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. She was born in 1797 and came from a family of writers and intellectuals. Shelley’s life was marked by tragedy, including the death of her mother shortly after her birth and the loss of several children throughout her life.

Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus is a Gothic novel written by Mary Shelley, first published in 1818. The novel tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment, and the disastrous consequences that follow.

The Last Man

The Last Man is a post-apocalyptic novel written by Mary Shelley, first published in 1826. The story follows the life of Lionel Verney, the last survivor of humanity in a world devastated by a pandemic.

The Rev. Edward Hoare, A.M.

Rev. Edward Hoare (1825–1901) was an English clergyman and writer born into a prominent family of Quakers in Dublin, Ireland.

The Coming Night

A sermon preached in Cromer Church on Friday, June 12, 1857, on the occasion of the death of Anna Gurney

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) was an American author.

Love Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Published by the Society of the Dofobs in Chicago, 1907.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Big Dummy’s Guide to the Internet

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