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I determined to go without a guide, for I was well acquainted with the path, and
the presence of another would destroy the solitary grandeur of the scene. The
ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which
and the scene would have been solemn and affecting even to an uninterested
observer. The spirits of the departed seemed to flit around and to cast a shadow,
which was felt but not seen, around the head of the mourner. The deep grief
A scene has just passed of such uncommon interest that although it is highly
probable that these papers may never reach you, yet I cannot forbear recording it.
We are still surrounded by mountains of ice, still in imminent danger of being ...
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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