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Some years ago he loved a young Russian lady of moderate fortune; and having
amassed a considerable sum in prize-money, the father of the girl consented to
the match. He saw his mistress once before the destined ceremony; but she was
A new light seemed to dawn upon my mind; and, bounding with joy, I
communicated my discovery to my father. | My father looked carelessly at the title
page of my book, \ and said, “Ah! Cornelius Agrippa! My dear Victor, do not waste
your time ...
“I should have thought, young man, that the presence of your father would have
been welcome instead of inspiring such violent repugnance.” “My father!” cried I,
while every feature and every muscle was relaxed from anguish to pleasure: “is ...
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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