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I am by no means indifferent to the manner in which whatever moral tendencies
exist in the sentiments or characters it contains shall affect the reader; yet my
chief concern in this respect has been limited to the avoiding the enervating
effects of ...
Overjoyed at this discovery, he hastened to the house, which was situated in a
mean street, near the Reuss. ... She procured plain work; she plaited straw; and
by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life.
I wished sometimes to shake off all thought and feeling; but I learned that there
was but one means to overcome the sensation of pain, and that was death—a
state which I feared yet did not understand. I admired virtue and good feelings,
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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