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I found that the sparrow uttered none but harsh notes, whilst those of the
blackbird and thrush were sweet and enticing. - “One day, when I was oppressed
by cold, I found a fire which had been left by some wandering beggars, and was ...
Their pronunciation was quick; and the words they uttered, not having any
apparent connexion with visible objects, I was unable to discover any clue by
which I could unravel the mystery of their reference. By great application,
however, and ...
This reading had puzzled me extremely at first; but, by degrees, I discovered that
he uttered many of the same sounds when he read as when he talked. I
conjectured, therefore, that. he found on the paper signs for speech. which he ...
“I soon perceived, that although to stranger uttered articulate sounds, and
appeared to have a language of ho owfi, she was neither understood by, of
herself understood, the cottagers. The made many signs which I did not com:
prehend; but I ...
Safie was always gay and happy; she and I improved rapidly in the knowledge of
language, so that in two months I began to comprehend most of the words uttered
by my protectors. In the meanwhile also the black ground was covered with ...
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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