Mathilda (novella) | Critical Essay by Audra Dibert Himes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Mathilda (novella).
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Critical Essay by Audra Dibert Himes

SOURCE: “‘Knew shame, and knew desire’: Ambivalence as Structure in Mary Shelley's Mathilda,” in Iconoclastic Departures: Mary Shelley after Frankenstein, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997, pp. 115-29.

In the following essay, Himes offers a comparison of the sources Shelley used to compose Mathilda.

“Such is my name, and such my tale,           Confessor—to thy secret ear,           I breathe the sorrows I bewail, And thank thee for the generous tear This glazing eye could never shed.” 

—Lord Byron, “The Giaour” (1813)

Mathilda is an arresting...

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