Posted in December 2012

Mathilda / Mary Shelley

Mathilda / Mary Shelley

Mathilda is a sad case. Her mother dies when she is born, and her father, overcome with grief, flees and abandons her to his spinster sister, a woman “totally incapable of any affection.” Her childhood is spent poking around the “desolate country” of her English manor, which, the way she describes it, is not totally … Continue reading