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The old man, I could perceive, often endeavoured to encourage his children, as
sometimes I found that he called them, to cast off their melancholy. He would talk
in a cheerful accent, with an expression of goodness that bestowed pleasure ...
Memory brought madness with it; and when I thought of what had passed a real
insanity possessed me; sometimes I was furious and burnt with rage; sometimes
low and despondent. I neither spoke nor looked at any one, but sat motionless, ...
We passed rapidly along: the sun was hot, but we were sheltered from its rays by
a kind of canopy, while we enjoyed the beauty of the scene, sometimes on one
side of the lake, where we saw Mont Salève, the pleasant banks of Montalègre, ...
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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