Note: "the apparent disparity of our ages by a thousand feminine arts"

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The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, Edited by Michael Eberle-Sinatra

Johanna Smith remarks that

If this story intends the reader to commend Winzy's self-knowledge and compassionate his imprisonment in immortality, it may also arouse the woman reader's sympathy for Bertha's imprisonment in the cultural prescription that feminine beauty be immortal. (40)

Published @ RC

September 1997