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They ascend into the heavens: they have discovered how the blood circulates,
and the nature of the air we breathe. They have acquired new and almost
unlimited powers; they can command the thunders of heaven, mimic the
earthquake, and ...
It advanced; the heavens were clouded, and I soon felt the rain coming slowly in
large drops, but its violence quickly increased. I quitted my seat, and walked on,
although the darkness and storm increased every minute, and the thunder burst ...
Often, when all was dry, the heavens cloudless, and I was parched by thirst, a
slight cloud would bedim the sky, shed the few drops that revived me, and vanish.
I followed, when I could, the courses of the rivers; but the daemon generally ...
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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