Horrifying Mothers of the Year

May 10, 2014 | 2 books mentioned

You wouldn’t think Grendel’s mother would win any awards for being a great mom, but Oyster is giving accolades to literature’s most horrifying mothers in honor of the holiday. The list also includes Madame Bovary’s Emma Bovary as the most selfish mother and Pride and Prejudice’s Mrs. Bennet as most nettlesome mother.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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