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I was their plaything and their idol, and something better—their child, the
innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by Heaven, whom to bring up
to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery
She was not her child, but the daughter of a Milanese nobleman. Her mother was
a German, and had died on giving her birth. The infant had been placed with
these good people to nurse: they were better off then. They had not been long ...
She had been out the whole of the night on which the murder had been
committed, and towards morning had been perceived by a market-woman not far
from the spot where the body of the murdered child had been afterwards found.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - birdie.newborn - LibraryThing
An important book. Mary Shelley is methodical, but also swept up in the Sturm-und-Drang emotionality of the period. Her characters have motivations, psychological depth, passions. Read full review