Vol. I, Chapter I, pp. 42–43

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. I, pp. 42–43

As my father’s age encreased he became more attached to the quiet of a domestic life, and he gradually relinquished his public employments, and devoted himself with ardour to the education of his children.