the amiable Falkland

Category: People | Type: Historical | Title: Frankenstein (in Context) | Author: Mary Shelley | Ch: Chapter 19

Lucius Cary, second Viscount Falkland, was Charles I's Secretary of State in the last two years of his reign and was looked upon as a highly educated, civil man.

William Godwin's novel Things as They Are; or, the Adventures of Caleb Williams has as a protagonist a suspicious, high-handed, wealthy, and controlling man named Falkland. His name and behavior travesty the original Falkland.

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