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Those of his successors in each branch of natural philosophy with whom I was
acquainted appeared, even to my boy's ... He had partially unveiled the face of
Nature, but her immortal lineaments were still a wonder and a mystery. He might
I acceded with pleasure to this proposition: I was fond of exercise, and Clerval
had always been my favourite companion in the rambles of this nature that I had
taken among the scenes of my native country. We passed a fortnight in these ...
Clerval! beloved friend! even now it delights me to record your words, and to
dwell on the praise of which you are so eminently deserving. He was a being
formed in the “very poetry of nature.” His wild and enthusiastic imagination was ...
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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