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During the whole of this wretched mockery of justice I suffered living torture. It
was to be decided, whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would
cause the death of two of my fellow-beings: one a smiling babe, full of innocence
Everybody believed that poor girl to be guilty; and if she could have committed
the crime for which she suffered, assuredly she would have been the most
depraved of human creatures. For the sake of a few jewels, to have murdered the
son of ...
They often, I believe, suffered the pangs of hunger very poignantly, ..especially
the two younger cottagers; for several times they placed food before the old man
when they reserved * none for themselves. his trait of kindness moved me ...
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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