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Not that, like a magic scene, it all opened upon me at once: the information I had
obtained was of a nature rather to direct my endeavours so soon as I should point
them towards the object of my search, than to exhibit that object already ...
I remember the first time I became capable of observing outward objects with any
kind of pleasure, I perceived that the fallen leaves had disappeared, and that the
young buds. were shooting forth from the trees that shaded my window. It was a ...
Clerval desired the intercourse of the men of genius and talent who flourished at
this time; but this was with me a secondary object; I was principally occupied with
the means of obtaining the information necessary for the completion of my ...
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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