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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

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and this suspicion fills us with anguish. I perceive that your father attempts to conceal his fear from me; but cheerfulness has flown from our little circle, only to be restored by a certain assurance that there is no foundation for our anxiety. At one time my uncle being almost persuaded that you were indeed dangerously ill, could hardly be restrained from undertaking a journey to Ingolstadt.