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perceived that, although. I eagerly longed to discover myself to the cottagers, I
ought not to make the attempt until I had first become master of their language;
which knowledge might enable me to make them overlook the deformity of my
I did not yet entirely know the fatal effects of this miserable deformity. ' - - “. As the
sun became warmer, and the light of day longer, the snow vanished, and I beheld
the bare trees and the black earth. From this time Felix was more employed; ...
... the virtues of the cottagers, their amiable and benevolent dispositions, I
persuaded myself that when they should become acquainted with my admiration
of their virtues, they would compassionate me, and overlook my personal
... that had long appeared dead, revive within me. Half surprised by the novelty of
these sensations, I allowed myself to be, borne away by them; and, forgetting my
solitude and deformity, dared to be happy. Soft tears again bedeved my cheeks, ...
Suddenly, as I gazed on him, an idea seized me, that this little creature was
unprejudiced, and had lived too short a time to have imbibed a horror of deformity
. If, therefore, H could seize him, and educate him as my companion and friend, ...
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Mary Shelley's romantic novel first published in 1818 anonymously has been the inspiration for movie monster makers. Since the first film adaptation in 1823, Shelley's creation has been brought to ... Read full review
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