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The young woman was again occupied in arranging the cottage; the old man
walked before the cottage in the sun for a few minutes, leaning on the arm of the
youth. Nothing could exceed in beauty the contrast between these two excellent ...
So soon as he had finished, the youth began, not to play, but to utter sounds that
were monotonous, and neither resembling the harmony of the old man's
instrument or the songs of the birds; I since found that he read aloud, but at that
time I ...
I found that the youth spent a great part of each day in collecting wood for the
family fire; and, during the night, I often took his tools, the use of which I quickly
discovered, and brought home firing sufficient for the consumption of several
I learned also the names of the cottagers themselves. The youth and his
companion had each of them several names, but the old man had only one,
which was father. The girl was called sister, or Agatha; and the youth Felir,
brother, or son.
She was young, not indeed so beautiful as her whose portrait I held, but of an
agreeable aspect, and blooming in the loveliness of youth and health. Here, I
thought, is one of those whose smiles are bestowed on all but me; she shalh, not
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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