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I, the native of a genial and sunny climate

The atmosphere of the third volume of the novel, with the exception of the honeymoon excursion along Lake Geneva, has been so far from genial that the reader is enjoined at this point to recall the original balancing of the novel, in which the civilized bourgeois world of the Frankenstein household represents the beautiful against the sublime of Mont Blanc and the Creature whom Victor encounters there in the second volume (2.1.5).