Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

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There are human beings who are singled out as the particular sport of the gods. Mary Shelley was one of them. She had every endowment except good fortune. Beauty, charm, a keen intellect, and even a touch of genius; all these were given her: but from the moment of her birth to within a few years of her death, she was cruelly tortured by circumstance. The mere facts and accidents of life betrayed her at every turn. But only the most uncharitable of her friends could say that life defeated her. We shall see the equanimity and unexampled meekness with which she bore these bludgeonings of fate, and how her "singularly bold, somewhat imperious, and active mind" -- as her . . .

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