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Mathilda by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Mathilda is a short novel written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley that explores themes of love, grief, and the complexities of family dynamics. The story follows the title character, Mathilda, as she navigates the aftermath of her father's death and the deep-rooted emotions that arise from their unconventional relationship.

Shelley's writing is incredibly emotive and raw, drawing readers into Mathilda's inner turmoil as she grapples with feelings of guilt, shame, and longing. The novel is beautifully written, with vivid descriptions and poignant reflections on loss and forgiveness.

While the subject matter may be heavy and at times unsettling, Shelley's exploration of the human psyche is both thought-provoking and compelling. Mathilda is a haunting and tragic tale that lingers in the mind, prompting readers to reflect on the complexities of love and the consequences of suppressed emotions.

Overall, Mathilda is a powerful and poignant read that showcases Shelley's talent for crafting deeply emotional and introspective narratives. It is a unique and captivating work that will leave a lasting impression on those who dare to delve into its dark and complex themes.

Book Description:

The finished draft of a short novel by Mary Shelley. Its adult theme, concerning a father’s incestuous love for his daughter and its consequences, meant that the manuscript was suppressed by Shelley’s own father, and not published until 1959, more than a hundred years after her death.

Summary by Cori Samuel

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - February 16, 2019
The story is beautiful and haunting, very Romantic. The reader does a lovely job of bringing Mathilda to life.

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