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The porter opened the gates of the court, which had that night been my asylum,
and I issued into the streets, pacing them with quick steps, as if I sought to avoid
the wretch whom I feared every turning of the street would present to my view.
Is this to prognosticate peace, or to mock at my unhappiness?” I fear, my friend,
that I shall render myself tedious by dwelling on these preliminary circumstances;
but they were days of comparative happiness, and I think of them with pleasure.
I had no fear, therefore, that any circumstantial evidence could be brought
forward strong enough to convict her. My tale was not one to announce publicly;
its astounding horror would be looked upon as madness by the vulgar. Did any
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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