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Often, after the rest of the family had retired for the night, I took the boat, and
passed many hours upon the water. Sometimes, with my sails set, I was carried
by the wind ; and sometimes, after rowing into the middle of the lake, I left the
boat to ...
We passed the bridge of Pelissier, where the ravine, which the river forms,
opened before us, and we began to ascend the mountain that overhangs it. Soon
after we entered the valley of Chamounix. This valley is more wonderful and
Servox, through which we had just passed. The high and snowy mountains were
its immediate boundaries; but we saw no more ruined castles and fertile fields.
Immense glaciers approached the road; we heard the rumbling thunder of the ...
I passed three days in these rambles, and at length discovered the open country.
A great fall of snow had taken place the night before, and the fields were of one
uniform white; the appearance was disconsolate, and I found my feet chilled by ...
The ball had entered my shoulder, and I knew not whether it had remained there
or passed through; at any rate I had no means of extracting it. My sufferings were
augmented also by the oppressive sense of the injustice and ingratitude of their ...
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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