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I lay for two months

It has been less than three years since Victor Frankenstein had been seized with a similar "nervous fever" that, after the creation of his being, confined him for months (see 1.4.7 and note). Mary Shelley emphasizes how severely debilitated his physical state has become as a result of the acute psychological stress under which he has been laboring and from which no amount of diversion can seem to liberate him.