"I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking ."
"become a student at the university of Ingolstadt. I had hitherto attended the schools ofGeneva, but my father thought it necessary for the completion of my education that I should be made acquainted with other customs than those of my native country. "
"Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bedchamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep."
"On my return, I found the following letter from my father:— ‘My dear Victor, ‘You have probably waited impatiently for a letter to fix the date of your return to us; and I was at first tempted to write only a few lines, merely mentioning the day on which I should expect you."
"Nothing is more painful to the human mind than, after the feelings have been worked up by a quick succession of events, the dead calmness of inaction and certainty which follows and deprives the soul both of hope and fear. "
"When I quitted Geneva my first labour was to gain some clue by which I might trace the steps of my fiendish enemy"