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Ligeia Summary

The narrator does not know how or when he met the Lady Ligeia. He believes it may have been in some old and large city; at first he mentions that she surely must have mentioned her family, but that he can't remember ever even knowing her last name.

He does not, however, have a loss of memory when it comes to what he refers to as the person of Ligeia. She was tall and thin with a "quiet ease" (pg. 161). He is in awe of her dark beauty, going on about her eyes, her nose, her lips, and her skin. It is the expression in her eyes, however, that drew his passion. The intensity of Ligeia, he says, is somewhat captured in a quote by Joseph Glanvill:

"And the will lieth, which dieth not. Who knoweth the mysteries of the will, with its vigor? For God is...

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