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My parents were possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence. We felt
that they were not the tyrants to rule our lot according to their caprice, but the
agents and creators of all the many delights which we enjoyed. When I mingled ...
When I look back, it seems to me as if this almost miraculous change of
inclination and will was the immediate suggestion of the guardian angel of my life
—the last effort made by the spirit of preservation to avert the storm that was even
principally in giving the life and spirit to the conversations he held with his enemy.
“Since you have preserved my narration,” said he, “I would not that a mutilated
one should go down to posterity.” Thus has a week passed away, while I have ...
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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