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I thought also of my father and surviving brother: should I by my base desertion
leave them exposed and unprotected to the malice of the fiend whom I had let
loose among them? At these moments I wept bitterly, and wished that peace
... discover the motives and feelings of these lovely creatures; I was inquisitive to
know why Felix appeared so miserable and Agatha so sad. I thought (foolish
wretch!) that it might be in my power to restore happiness to these deserving
When I run over the frightful catalogue of my sins, I cannot believe that I am the
same creature whose thoughts were once filled with sublime and transcendent ...
Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind 'sinned against me?
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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