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Mathilda
Mathilda | Mary Shelley
10 posts | 14 read | 15 to read
A Banned Tale of Despair To bestow on your fellow men is a Godlike attribute. So indeed it is and as such not one fit for mortality;-the giver, like Adam and Prometheus, must pay the penalty of rising above his nature by being the martyr of his own excellence. - Mathilda, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Mary Shelley's tale of young lonely girl who desperately wishes for a relationship with her absent father. When he finally returns after 15 years, Mathilda finds that his interest in her is beyond tragic. This novella is a perfect example of the period of Romantic literature and is filled with obsession, betrayal and crushing sadness. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope youll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and cant wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
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JulietteGF
Matilda | Mary Shelley
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I've read this novella which had been left unpublished for a long time because of its "shocking" content. Having that knowledge beforehand, I was expecting so much more... The beginning starts good, but once I read past what Matilda considers to be the tragedy of her life, I honestly found it too whiny... I couldn't wait for the end, I wouldn't have finished it if it wasn't for a book club.

RavenLovelyReads Aww, man! Now I‘m curious about it! 😜 1y
Faibka Alas! I have to agree, lol. 1y
JulietteGF @RavenLovelyReads It's a short book, so you can definitely read it, and I always encourage people to read books that I didn't like, I just tried to write a review without revealing anything important about the plot (hard endeavor). If you do read it, you'll understand what I'm talking about ;) 1y
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LRSmith
Mathilda | Mary Shelley
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So, there‘s a new movie coming out about Mary Shelley. Do yourself a favor: skip the movie and read Matilda. Editor Michelle Faubert‘s intro brilliantly situates not only the book in the time period, it demonstrates the questions that drove Shelley and which make her an important Romantic voice.

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LRSmith Thank you! I‘ll be sure to read those tips. 2y
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LadyRuthven
Mathilda | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Speak of Mary Shelley...I finished this one on #serialreader and it was so good. This book was banned from the moment it was published and stayed that way until the 1950s. Its about the forbbiden love of a father and daughter and all the doom it brings. Some have said that this book was really about Mary Shelley and her father but there is no real evidence of that. Anyway, definitely recommend.

Clare-Dragonfly Wow! This sounds almost as good as Frankenstein and much better than The Last Man. I'll have to check it out. 2y
LadyRuthven @Clare-Dragonfly I'm actually about to read The Last Man now. Haha It sounds interesting but now I'm a little nervous about it. 😝 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I might have liked it if it had been about a third of the length. The apocalypse part doesn't even start until more than halfway through. 😕 Good luck! 2y
AngelicaLuvsBooks 😳 I've discovered a new gem... 2y
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roneea
Mathilda | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Matilda is a novella filled with Gothic horror, incest, desire, despair. As with most Gothic romance, it's not for the faint hearted! But Shelley adds to the great line of Romantic Matildas: transgressive female characters subverting gender roles. The origins of the name (above) explains it all #girlpower

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Mariesen
Matilda | Mary Shelley
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So one of my reading goals this year is to read more classics. I bought the famous Penguin 80th anniversary box with 80 classics, but I haven't read any of them yet... I've also started collecting the new ones Penguin released. So here's to hoping I'll get around to reading these 🤓 #penguinclassics #classics

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JayneLion
Mathilda | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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It's like this ... when you come home with good friends

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ReadingEnvy
Mathilda | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Experiment of trying Serial Reader: pick! Fun! Helpful! The book I picked to read: no! Obnoxious! All dramatic letters and speeches with suicide attempts and hints of incest thrown in for good measure.

BookishMarginalia Sounds dreadful. Even in small doses. 3y
ReadingEnvy @BookishMarginalia I'm going to try a slightly different era for my next classic, that's for sure. 3y
BookishMarginalia May the reading gods smile upon you! (And keep us posted 😊) -- what about Dickens? He published serially originally, so it seems a great fit for the app. 3y
Reviewsbylola Sounds like something I would enjoy! 3y
ReadingOver50 I'm reading Jane Eyre right now. I really enjoy reading it with this app. 3y
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Simona
Matilda | Mary Shelley
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My new stash of joy.

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Twocougs Omg, I'm impatiently waiting for the same stack. Isn't it a beautiful thing? 3y
Simona @Twocougs Yes, it is 😃 3y
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QueenAnne Need. This. Collection 🙀🤗😍🙃 3y
QueenAnne @Simona that is a big tease! Probably can't be sent to the Netherlands.. Still I won't give up 😉 3y
Simona @quennanne Book Depository is the solution 👍 3y
LeslieO Gorgeous. 3y
Simona @LeslieO I completely agree with you 🤗 3y
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Trav Beautiful. 3y
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