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If our impulses were confined to hunger, thirst, and desire, we might be nearly
free; but now we are moved by every wind that blows, and a chant word or scene
that that word may c0: vey to us. We rest; a dream has power to poison sleep.
This was the forest near Ingoldstadt; and here I lay by the side of a brook resting
from my fatigue, until I felt tormented by hunger and thirst. This roused me from
my nearly dormant state, and I ate some berries which I found hanging on the
“Food, however, became scarce; and I often spent the whole day searching in
vain for a few acorns to assuage the pangs of hunger. When I found this, I
resolved to quit the place that I had hitherto inhabited, to seek for one where the
few wants ...
He raised her, and smiled with snch kindness and affection, that I felt sensations
of a peculiar and over. powering nature: they were a mixture of pain and pleasure
, such as I had never before experienced, either from hunger or cold, warmth or ...
“When my hunger was appeased, I directed my steps towards the wellknown
path that conducted to the cottage. All there was at peace. I crept into my hovel,
and remained in silent expectation of the accustomed hour when the family arose
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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