only this voyage

Category: Science & Technology | Type: Historical | Title: Frankenstein (in Context) | Author: Mary Shelley | Ch: Letter 1

To discover true north, which is the geographic North Pole and differs from magnetic north, the point to which a compass responds. Shelley may have chosen this enterprise because of its connecting link, magnetism, with animal magnetism ("animal spirits") and hence with Frankenstein's possible use of electricity to revive human matter.   

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