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He then took me into his laboratory, and explained to me the uses of his various
machines; instructing me as to what I ought to procure, and promising me the use
of his own when I should have advanced far enough in the science not to ...
Uttering a few sounds with an air of melancholy, he took the pail from her head,
and bore it to the cottage himself. She followed, and they disappeared. Presently
I saw the young man again, with some tools in his hand, cross the field behind ...
When his children had departed, he took up his guitar, and played several
mournful but sweet airs, more sweet and mournful than I had ever heard him play
before. At first his countenance was illuminated with pleasure, but, as he
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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