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“It was on one of these days, when my cottagers periodically rested from labour—
the old man played on his guitar, and the children listened to him—that I
observed the countenance of Felix was melancholy beyond expression; he
“Felix seemed ravished with delight when he saw her, every trait of sorrow
vanished from his face, and it instantly expressed a degree of ecstatic joy, of
which I could hardly have believed it capable; his eyes sparkled as his cheek
flushed with ...
She was a hired nurse, the wife of one of the turnkeys, and her countenance
expressed all those bad qualities which often characterise that class. The lines of
her face were hard and rude, like that of persons accustomed to see without ...
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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