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of the inconstancy of fortune, and the instability of human life. “When I reflect, my
dear cousin,” said she, “on the miserable death of Justine Moritz, I no longer see
the world and its works as they before appeared to me. Before, I looked upon the
The cottage of my protectors had been the only school in which I had studied
human nature; but this book developed new and mightier scenes of action. I read
of men concerned in public affairs governing or massacring their species. I felt
am poor, and an exile; but it will afford me true pleasure to be in any way
serviceable to a human creature.” “'Excellent man ' I thank you, and accept your
generous offer. You raise me from the dust by this kindness; and I trust that, by
your aid, ...
But on you only had I any claim for pity and redress, and from you I determined to
seek that justice which I vainly attempted to gain from any other being that wore
the human form. . “My travels were long, and the sufferings I endured intense.
A fiendish rage animated him as he said this; his face was wrinkled into (
Ontortions too horrible for human eyes to behold; but presently he calmed himself
, and proceeded— “I intended to reason. This passion is detrimental to me; for
you do ...
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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