Matilda - Mary Shelley

(This is not the edition I read, I read the Little Black Classics edition, but it is hard enough already to find the books currently on BookLikes)


Frankenstein is one of the books that has been on my TBR the longest, but this week's Little Black Classic was a less well known work by Mary Shelley which was not published until long after her death.

One thing that is clear from Matilda, is that Mary Shelley can write well. Unfortunately, the story did not really work for me. Matilda looks back at her - miserable - life on her deathbed, which basically bottles down to her being miserable for all her life but for a few passing moments.

Still, not a lot happens and it mainly her feeling dreadful. Maybe it was not the right book for me at the moment, but I did not like it much nor did I care about Matilda or any of the other characters in the story.

~Little Black Classics #116~