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The Resource Mathilda, Mary Shelley ; edited by Michelle Faubert

Mathilda, Mary Shelley ; edited by Michelle Faubert

Label
Mathilda
Title
Mathilda
Statement of responsibility
Mary Shelley ; edited by Michelle Faubert
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Shelley's Mathilda, the story of one woman's existential struggle after learning of her father's desire for her, has been identified as Shelley's most important work after Frankenstein. The two texts share many characteristics, besides authorship and contemporaneity: both concern parental abandonment; both contribute to the Gothic form through themes of incest, insanity, suicidality, monstrosity, and isolation; and both are epistolary. However, Mathilda was not published until 1959, 140 years after Shelley wrote it--in part because Shelley's father, William Godwin, suppressed it. This new edition encourages a critical reconsideration of a novella that has been critically stereotyped as biographical, and explores the importance of the novella to the Romantic debate about suicide. Historical appendices trace the connections between Mathilda and other works by Shelley and by her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, while also providing biographical documents, contemporary works on the theme of incest, and documents on suicide in the Romantic era."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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1797-1851
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5397
LC item number
.M378 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Faubert, Michelle
Series statement
Broadview editions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Incest
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Incest
Label
Mathilda, Mary Shelley ; edited by Michelle Faubert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964380630
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781554812271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Mathilda, Mary Shelley ; edited by Michelle Faubert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964380630
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781554812271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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