Mary Shelley quote about world from Frankenstein - The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine.
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The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine.
 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818). copy citation

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Author Mary Shelley
Source Frankenstein
Topic world mystery
Date 1818
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/84/84-h/84-h.htm

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“She busied herself with following the aerial creations of the poets; and in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home —the sublime shapes of the mountains, the changes of the seasons, tempest and calm, the silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpine summers—she found ample scope for admiration and delight. While my companion contemplated with a serious and satisfied spirit the magnificent appearances of things, I delighted in investigating their causes. The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine. Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.
On the birth of a second son, my junior by seven years, my parents gave up entirely their wandering life and fixed themselves in their native country.” source

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