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But when he entered, misery and despair alone welcomed him. Beaufort had
saved but a very small sum of money from the wreck of his fortunes; but it was
sufficient to provide him with sustenance for some months, and in the meantime
It was about five in the morning when I entered my father's house. I told the
servants not to disturb the family, and went into the library to attend their usual
hour of rising. Six years had elapsed, passed as a dream but for one indelible
trace, and ...
“Presently two countrymen passed by; but, pausing near the cottage, they
entered into conversation, using violent gesticulations; but I did not understand
what they said, as they spoke the language of the country, which differed from
that of my ...
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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