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Mathilda Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 1513276441
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Mathilda (1959) is a posthumous novella by English writer and Romantic Mary Shelley. Written as a means of self-distraction following the deaths of her young children in Italy, Mathilda is a work haunted by tragic loss. Unpublished for over a century, its posthumous appearance helped cement Shelley’s reputation as a leading Romantic, an artist unafraid of confronting such themes and taboos as incest and suicide in her work. Mathilda, named after its narrator, traces a young woman’s troubled life from birth to her premature deathbed. Following her mother’s death during childbirth and her father’s subsequent abandonment, Mathilda is raised by her aunt in rural Loch Lomond, Scotland. A gifted reader and promising intellectual, she rises from her difficult circumstances to lead a relatively happy childhood. When, at the age of 16, her father reenters her life, the two reconnect and eventually move together to London. As she begins to receive suitors however, her father’s strange jealousy and irrational behavior conceal a terrible secret. When he reveals his incestuous desires to Mathilda, she rejects him, resulting in his suicide and leaving her unmarried, orphaned, and financially unstable. Living in self-imposed exile, she befriends the similarly melancholy Woodville, a young widower and poet who does his best to care for her despite her crushing bouts of depression and frequent suicidal thoughts. Mathilda is an emotionally complex and ultimately difficult novella recognized for its controversial themes and for its parallels to Shelley’s own tragic life. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Mary Shelley’s Mathilda is a classic of English literature reimagined for modern readers.


Mathilda Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine M. Feldman
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462824885
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Catherine M. (Hauk )Feldman was born February 17, 1916. She spent her early childhood in the sod house that her parents, Mike and Kate Hauk, built on the eastern Montana prairie. The house boasted of a shingled roof, glass window panes, and hardwood floors in the main room; initially, the bedroom had a dirt floor. Catherine worked outdoors beside her father until she left for college at age seventeen, giving her a feeling of equality between the sexes. She and her husband, William Feldman, have enjoyed six children and eight grandchildren. The Spring Tender is her forthcoming novel. Mathilda is available online at and at your favorite bookstore by special order. Front cover handcolored photograph by Tami Phelps, Prairie Home, can be ordered from: Creations By Tami, P.O. Box 242274, Anchorage, AK 99524-2274; or requested at [email protected]


Mathilda Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Shelley
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770486526
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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 its importance 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. For Michelle Faubert’s transcription of Mathilda for the Shelley-Godwin Archive, click here.

Mathilda, SuperWitch

Mathilda, SuperWitch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kristen Ashley
Editor: Kristen Ashley
ISBN: 1465782508
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On Hallowe’en night, Mathilda Honeycutt finds out she’s a SuperWitch. Not the modern, hippy kind… the real, wand-wielding, pixie dust kind. After a life devoted to retail and coffee drinks, Mathilda is thrown into the secret world of witches, warlocks, werewolves, vampires, faeries, headless horsemen, you name it, it exists… even whirling dervishes! As Mathilda discovers her magic, she also discovers she’s prophesied to save the world. Problem is, she’d rather spend her time on online auctions, bidding on cut-rate but fabulous designer shoes. Now, she’s got to save the world, run her coffee house, battle against her friend and co-worker in “The War of the Wooden Spoons” and figure out what’s going on with the silent, watchful (but yummy) Sebastian Wilding, a member of a centuries old Secret Society who has vowed to keep her safe and brainy, sweet (and hot) Dr. Aidan Seymour, a maverick member of The Royal Institute of Psychical Research. Making matters worse, her nemesis is a powerful witch who doesn’t mind fighting dirty. Will Mathilda be able to save the world while still being perfectly accessorized? And how is she going to pick between Luscious Sebastian and Dreamy Aidan? And will she be able to talk The Witches Council into updating their uniform? And, lastly, will she ever get the hang of riding around on a broom?


Mathilda Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Мэри Шелли
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5040841248
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Mathilda Savitch

Mathilda Savitch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victor Lodato
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 038566981X
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Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato Summary

A fiercely funny and touching debut novel of a young girl uncovering the truth about her sister’s death. Fear doesn’t come naturally to Mathilda Savitch. She prefers to look directly at things nobody else can even mention: for example, her beloved older sister’s death. She was pushed in front of a train by a man who is still on the loose, and after a year of searching for clues, Mathilda has come no closer to the truth about Helene’s murder…until she cracks her email password and a whole secret life emerges — one that swiftly draws Mathilda into her sister’s world of clouded motives and strange emotions. If she can find the keys to Helene’s past, she’s sure she can wake her family from their nightmare of grief. But in crossing into that underworld and tracing her sister’s footsteps, she has to risk everything that matters to her. Mathilda Savitch is a poignant, furiously funny, and tender page-turner from an extraordinary debut novelist.

The Novels of Mary Shelley

The Novels of Mary Shelley Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Shelley
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504064992
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The Novels of Mary Shelley by Mary Shelley Summary

These three classic works by the nineteenth-century English novelist and pioneer of Gothic literature are emblematic of the Romantic era. Frankenstein: The legend of Victor Frankenstein and the unholy monster he brings to life is a masterpiece of Romantic literature and one of the most famous horror stories ever written. Bound to each other by fate, the doctor and his creation engage in an obsessive, murderous pursuit of each other from Switzerland to the North Pole. The Last Man: In this apocalyptic fantasy set at the end of the twenty-first century, a mysterious plague sweeps the globe, drawing ever nearer to England. As war and disease ravage humanity, ideals of fairness and love are quickly supplanted by the urgency of survival. Featuring semiautobiographical characters, this dystopian tale is also a critique of Romanticism. Mathilda: This shocking and tragic tale of a woman haunted by her father’s incestuous love for her is thought to be based on author Mary Shelley’s own life. Written in 1819, her father and publisher, William Godwin, refused to print the story. It was finally published posthumously in 1959.

The Cemetery Gang

The Cemetery Gang Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara J. Rohlehr
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479752829
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The Cemetery Gang by Barbara J. Rohlehr Summary

The events of this story occur in a cemetery on Stanley Street, Niagara Falls, Canada. The main characters are five disgruntled, misfit spirits who refuse to accept the fact that they are dead. They are not fond of each other, but owing to circumstances, they are forced to spend most of their time in each others company during their waking hours. They spend most of their time at the Fat Ladys Tomb, plotting and scheming how to escape their untimely entombment in the cemetery that endeavors to hold them hostage against their wishes due to their misfortune at having arrived their in the first place. Do they escape? Read on and find out.


Matilda Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roald Dahl
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593203372
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Matilda by Roald Dahl Summary

Now a musical! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Silk-Screen Printing for Artists and Craftsmen

Silk-Screen Printing for Artists and Craftsmen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mathilda V. and James A. Schwalbach
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486157490
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Silk-Screen Printing for Artists and Craftsmen by Mathilda V. and James A. Schwalbach Summary

Clearly explains how to employ silk-screen printing in producing a serigraph (art print) and in textile design (making a fabric print). Nearly 200 diagrams and photographs, including 19 in full color.

Western Clearings

Western Clearings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Caroline Mathilda Kirkland
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Western Clearings by Caroline Mathilda Kirkland Summary

The frankness with which Caroline Kirkland wrote about frontier life did not sit well with her neighbors in small Pinckney, Michigan, the town founded by her and her husband. For that and for financial reasons, they returned to New York City, where she continued to write and penned this lively and humorous account of life in the West in 1846. The world Caroline lived in was replete with land speculation, thieves, and adventures galore. But it wasn't all bad. She also writes with great sympathy and humor about frontier love. Before California was the West, what we today call the Mid-West was the West. And it was as full of trials and peril and the later plains crossings would prove to be. Caroline Kirkland captured that world with her wonderful stories of life as a pioneer woman. Every memoir of the American West provides us with another view of the movement that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

The Polished Hoe

The Polished Hoe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Austin Clarke
ISBN: 088762815X
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Winner of the 2002 Scotiabank Giller Prize and of the 2003 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize: Best Book (Canada and the Caribbean) When an elderly Bimshire village woman calls the police to confess to a murder, the result is a shattering all-night vigil that brings together elements of the African diaspora in one epic sweep. Set on the post-colonial West Indian island of Bimshire in 1952, The Polished Hoe unravels over the course of 24 hours but spans the lifetime of one woman and the collective experience of a society informed by slavery. As the novel opens, Mary Mathilda is giving confession to Sargeant, a police officer she has known all her life. The man she claims to have murdered is Mr. Belfeels, the village plantation owner for whom she has worked for more than thirty years. Mary has also been Mr. Belfeels’ mistress for most of that time and is the mother of his only son, Wilberforce, a successful doctor. What transpires through Mary’s words and recollections is a deep meditation about the power of memory and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Infused with Joycean overtones, this is a literary masterpiece that evokes the sensuality of the tropics and the tragic richness of Island culture.


Anahata Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liz E. Myers
Editor: Librinova
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Désireuse d’apporter paix, justice et équité aux peuples magiques, Mathilda Shade doit affronter une nouvelle fois cet ennemi tant redouté : l’Ordre. Convaincue que cette mystérieuse organisation dissimule ses véritables intentions, elle décide de mener sa propre enquête et d’infiltrer ses rangs. Aidée par ses fidèles compagnons et le charismatique Nate, avec lequel elle décide de lier sa magie, notre héroïne ne recule devant aucun danger. Alors que son pouvoir ne cesse de s’accroître, d’étranges phénomènes liés à son chakra surviennent. Que signifie l’apparition de ces magnifiques fleurs vertes ? Suivez les aventures de Mathilda dans un quatrième opus explosif !

Design and Nature

Design and Nature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate Fletcher,Louise St. Pierre,Mathilda Tham
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351111493
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Design and Nature by Kate Fletcher,Louise St. Pierre,Mathilda Tham Summary

Organised as a dialogue between nature and design, this book explores design ideas, opportunities, visions and practices through relating and uncovering experience of the natural world. Presented as an edited collection of 25 wide-ranging short chapters, the book explores the possibility of new relations between design and nature, beyond human mastery and understandings of nature as resource and by calling into question the longstanding role for design as agent of capitalism. The book puts forward ways in which design can form partnerships with living species and examines designers’ capacities for direct experience, awe, integrated relationships and new ways of knowing. It covers: • New design ethics of care • Indigenous perspectives • Prototyping with nature • Methods for new design and nature relations • A history of design and nature • Animist beliefs • De-centering human-centered design • Understanding nature has power and agency Design and Nature: A Partnership is a rich resource for designers who wish to learn to engage with sustainability from the ground up.

Three Lives

Three Lives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gertrude Stein
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775452360
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American writer Gertrude Stein was definitely decades ahead of her time. Injecting experimental and avant-garde elements into her work, she described her method as "literary cubism" -- an understandable goal for someone who was close friends with Picasso and many other important artists of the day. Although the collection Three Lives definitely pushes the literary envelope, the stories still manage to convey tender and engaging human portraits of three very different female protagonists.

Drowning Ruth

Drowning Ruth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christina Schwarz
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030748405X
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Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut. Winter, 1919. Amanda Starkey spends her days nursing soldiers wounded in the Great War. Finding herself suddenly overwhelmed, she flees Milwaukee and retreats to her family's farm on Nagawaukee Lake, seeking comfort with her younger sister, Mathilda, and three-year-old niece, Ruth. But very soon, Amanda comes to see that her old home is no refuge--she has carried her troubles with her. On one terrible night almost a year later, Amanda loses nearly everything that is dearest to her when her sister mysteriously disappears and is later found drowned beneath the ice that covers the lake. When Mathilda's husband comes home from the war, wounded and troubled himself, he finds that Amanda has taken charge of Ruth and the farm, assuming her responsibility with a frightening intensity. Wry and guarded, Amanda tells the story of her family in careful doses, as anxious to hide from herself as from us the secrets of her own past and of that night. Ruth, haunted by her own memory of that fateful night, grows up under the watchful eye of her prickly and possessive aunt and gradually becomes aware of the odd events of her childhood. As she tells her own story with increasing clarity, she reveals the mounting toll that her aunt's secrets exact from her family and everyone around her, until the heartrending truth is uncovered. Guiding us through the lives of the Starkey women, Christina Schwarz's first novel shows her compassion and a unique understanding of the American landscape and the people who live on it.

Ion Channels and Disease

Ion Channels and Disease Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances M. Ashcroft
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080535216
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Ion Channels and Disease by Frances M. Ashcroft Summary

Ion channels are membrane proteins that act as gated pathways for the movement of ions across cell membranes. They play essential roles in the physiology of all cells. In recent years, an ever-increasing number of human and animal diseases have been found to result from defects in ion channel function. Most of these diseases arise from mutations in the genes encoding ion channel proteins, and they are now referred to as the channelopathies. Ion Channels and Disease provides an informative and up-to-date account of our present understanding of ion channels and the molecular basis of ion channel diseases. It includes a basic introduction to the relevant aspects of molecular biology and biophysics and a brief description of the principal methods used to study channelopathies. For each channel, the relationship between its molecular structure and its functional properties is discussed and ways in which genetic mutations produce the disease phenotype are considered. This book is intended for research workers and clinicians, as well as graduates and advanced undergraduates. The text is clear and lively and assumes little knowledge, yet it takes the reader to frontiers of what is currently known about this most exciting and medically important area of physiology. Key Features * Introduces the relevant aspects of molecular biology and biophysics * Describes the principal methods used to study channelopathies * Considers single classes of ion channels with summaries of the physiological role, subunit composition, molecular structure and chromosomal location, plus the relationship between channel structure and function * Looks at those diseases associated with defective channel structures and regulation, including mutations affecting channel function and to what extent this change in channel function can account for the clinical phenotype

Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Mills,Richard Mills
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134611986
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Childhood Studies by Jean Mills,Richard Mills Summary

The nature of childhood, the consideration of whether a certain age denotes innocence or not, and the desire to teach good citizenship to our children are all issues commonly discussed by today's media. This book brings together a variety of perspectives on the study of childhood: how this has been treated historically and how such a concept is developing as we move into the next century. The book is divided into five main sections: * part one sets the scene and provides the reader with an overview of attitudes towards childhood. * part two surveys the contribution of literature from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries * part three examines educational issues such as childrens' play, language acquisition and spiritual development * part four looks at the representation of children in film, television and other mass media * part five offers further help for study and research This book draws on a number of academic disciplines including education, literature, theology, language studies and history. It will be of particular use to those on Childhood studies courses and all those studying for a teacher qualification. Teachers of children aged between 4-12 years old will find its contribution to their continuing professional development extremely helpful.


Mathilda Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Shelly
Editor: Darcy Edizioni
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Mathilda by Mary Shelly Summary

Dopo una serie di tragici lutti, tra cui quello del marito, Mary Shelley scrive il racconto Mathilda, condito da alcuni elementi autobiografici, sfoggiando tutte le sue doti di romantica drammaticità.Mathilda, sedicenne ricca di nascita ma orfana di madre, abbandonata da un padre che le dà la colpa per la scomparsa dell’amata sposa, è costretta a crescere con una zia avara di sentimenti. Quando il padre decide di tornare da lei, succede qualcosa di inaspettato: la somiglianza della fanciulla con la madre è sorprendente al punto che l’uomo la crede una reincarnazione dell’adorata Diana, così da innamorarsi della figlia. Un racconto che è ossessione e passione, sfogo e dolore, lo stesso provato da Mary Shelley in vita. La sua penna sapiente rende immaginario quel che è stata per lei realtà.


Muladhara Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liz E. Myers
Editor: Librinova
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Muladhara by Liz E. Myers Summary

Infirmière à l’hôpital de Portsmouth, Mathilda Shade se bat contre des créatures malfaisantes à ses heures perdues. Elle ne craint rien ni personne : ses capacités physiques et sensorielles surdéveloppées font d’elle une adversaire redoutable. Mais le jour où elle fait la connaissance du docteur Montgomery, son existence bascule. Poursuivie par de mystérieux individus qui souhaitent sa mort, Mathilda n’a d’autre choix que de mettre tout son pouvoir énergétique au service de ses combats. Apparaît alors Anton, un switch mi-homme, mi-loup, qui, pour une raison qu’elle ignore, décide de la prendre sous son aile.C’est au moment où ces événements s’imposent dans la vie de Mathilda, que l’humaine doit choisir son camp... Découvrez le premier tome d’une saga captivante et remplie d’énergie !