Vol. II, Chapter VII, pp. 118–119

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

London: Printed for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818.

Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1910

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Vol. II, pp. 118–119

They returned sooner than I expected and their inopportune appearance destroyed the fruits of so many months patience and expectation. My presence of mind deserted me at this crisis, I thought that