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... unusual tranquillity and gladness of soul, which followed the relinquishing of
my ancient and latterly tormenting studies. It was thus that I was to be taught to
associate evil with their prosecution, happiness with their disregard. It was a
I was innocent; that could easily be proved: accordingly I followed my conductor
in silence, and was led to one of the best houses in the town. I was ready to sink
from fatigue and hunger; but, being surrounded by a crowd, I thought it politic to ...
Guided by a slight clue I followed the windings of the Rhone, but vainly. The blue
Mediterranean appeared; and, by a strange chance, I saw the fiend enter by night
and hide himself in a vessel bound for the Black Sea. I took my passage in the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - birdie.newborn - LibraryThing
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