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It was recommended by the novelty of the situations which it developes; and,
however impossible as a physical fact, affords a point of view to the imagination
for the delineating of human passions more comprehensive and commanding
A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a o:#. to allow passion or a
transitory desire to disturb his tranquillity. I do not think that the pursuit of
knowledge is an exception to this rule. If the study to which you apply yourself
has a ...
I did not know the names of the towns that I was to pass through, nor could I ask
information from a single human being; but I did not despair. From you only could
I hope for succour, although towards you I felt no sentiment but that of hatred.
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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