Frankenstein

by: Mary Shelley

Chapters 1-2

Quotes Chapters 1-2
I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic.
He strove to shelter her, as a fair exotic is sheltered by the gardener, from every rougher wind, and to surround her with all that could tend to excite pleasurable emotion in her soft and benevolent mind.
She continued with her foster parents, and bloomed in their rude abode, fairer than a garden rose among dark-leaved brambles.
It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things, or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my enquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.