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But the cursory glance my father had taken of my volume by no means assured
me that he was acquainted with its contents; and I continued to read with the
greatest avidity. When I returned home, my first care was to procure the whole
He threatened excommunication and hell fire in my last moments, if I continued
obdurate. Dear lady, I had none to support me; all looked on me as a wretch
doomed to ignominy and perdition. What could I do? In an evil hour I subscribed
to a ...
The monster continued to utter wild and incoherent self-reproaches. At length I
gathered resolution to address him in a pause of the tempest of his passion: “
Your repentance,” I said, “is now superfluous. If you had listened to the voice of ...
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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