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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mary Shelley

Narrated By: Cori Samuel

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 3 hours 58 minutes


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.


  • jarmin w

    This is just boring. Just try to listen; don't.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Adela Cochrun

    Extremely boring, I waited for something to happen and nothing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Although this book is not exciting, it is very interesting. It is a look into a depression of a troubled youth. I don't think it was meant for everyone's enjoyment.

  • Marty Avary

    This book did not hold my interest.... I found it too unbelievable.

  • Cameron Mair

    The last half of the novel is Mathilda feeling bad for herself, and it seems to me should could have found happiness and/or purpose if she were to only try. This side of romanticism I do not like; it's emotion is over-sentimental and self-pitying. "Oh! Woe is me and my sorrow!" Etc. There is hardly any development after the fathers death, besides the introduction of Woodville, but his part is limited. The first fifth of the novel was very enjoyable, as are the initial and final scenes with Mathilda's father. My least favorite of M. Shelley. Too much damn weeping, not enough doing or happening. Perfect narration.


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