Mr. D'Onofrio's crisp and

Mr. D'Onofrio's crisp and engaging writing style has made for a fascinating essay on the subject; it is both erudite and tremendously informative. For someone who majored in English Literature, it was embarrassing for me to discover that Mary Shelley "borrowed" as heavily as she did in the creation of her iconic characters. Among the thoughts that came to mind was, "You know, Mary, you could at least have given your principal character a different name other than the one you 'lifted' from Nogaret!"

In any event, Mr. D'Onofrio's essay is very skillfully written and moves through over 500 years of history effortlessly. Many thanks to the editors who chose to publish it. Many thanks to Mr. D'Onofrio for a terrific read.



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