Mathilda by Mary Shelley

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by Mary Shelley

Mathilda is the second novel written by Mary Shelley, written between August 1819 and February 1820 after the death of both of the writer's children and her fall into depression. It covers themes of Romanticism such as incest and suicide.

This book tells the story from the point of view of Mathilda, who is on her deathbed. It tells us about her father's confession about his love for her, followed by his suicide by drowning; or how her relationship with a young poet named Woodville fails to mend Matilda's emotions or prevent her lonely death.

Of all the novels and stories which Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley left in manuscript, only one novelette, Mathilda, is complete.

In this story there is much that is autobiographical: it would be hard to find a more self-revealing work. For an understanding of Mary's character, especially as she saw herself, and of her attitude toward Shelley and toward Godwin in 1819, this tale is an important document.

Fiction   Novella

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About Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley was an English novelist who wrote Frankenstein, which is considered an early example of science fiction.

She also edited and ...

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