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After so much time spent in painful labour, to arrive at once at the summit of my
desires was the most gratifying consummation of ... What had been the study and
desire of the wisest men since the creation of the world was now within my grasp.
I expressed a wish to visit England; but, concealing the true reasons of this
request, I clothed my desires under a guise which excited no suspicion, while I
urged my desire with an earnestness that easily induced my father to comply.
After so ...
If thou wert yet alive, and yet cherished a desire of revenge against me, it would
be better satiated in my life than in my destruction. But it was not so; thou didst
seek my extinction that I might not cause greater wretchedness; and if yet, in
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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