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The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions,
seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a
double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by
Even as she spoke I drew near to her, as if in terror; lest at that very moment the
destroyer had been near to rob me of her. Thus not the tenderness of friendship,
nor the beauty of earth, nor of heaven, could redeem my soul from woe: the very ...
soul;. and. I. felt. then. that. I. should. survive. to. exhibit,. what I shall soon cease
to be—a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others, and
intolerable to myself. We passed a considerable period at Oxford, rambling
among its ...
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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