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A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt, at
the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish
between the operations of my various senses. By degrees, I remember, a
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. hardly had I felt this, when, by opening my eyes, as I
now suppose, the light. poured in upon me again. I walked, and, I believe,
descended; but I presently found a great alteration in my sensations. Before, dark
It was dark when I awoke ; I felt cold also, and half-frightened as it were
instinctively, finding myself so desolate. Before I had quitted your apartment, on a
sensation of cold, I had covered myself, with some clothes; but these were
insufficient to ...
cottagers greatly endeared them to me: when they were unhappy, I felt
depressed; when they rejoiced, I sympathized in their joys. I saw few human
beings beside them ; and if any other happened to enter the cottage, their harsh
manners and ...
If any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me, I should return them an
hundred and an hundred sold; for that one creature's sake, I would make peace
with the whole kind! But I now indulge in dreams of bliss that cannot be realized.
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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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It gets lonely when you're a monster. Shelley makes us look at the inhuman aspects of ourselves. When what we create gets out of hand isn't it still our fault? Read full review