A Sicilian Romance
In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Ann Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic novel, and the idol of the Romantics. This early novel explores the cavernous landscapes and labyrinthine passages of Sicily's castles and convents to reveal the shameful secrets of its all-powerful aristocracy.
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Review: A Sicilian RomanceUser Review - Naulayne Raiche Enders - Goodreads
A great gothic. Lots of screaming and fainting, wives locked in dungeons, several shipwrecks, bandits, ambitious fathers, and romantic young men. A good read. Read full review
Review: A Sicilian RomanceUser Review - Italo Italophiles - Goodreads
Mrs. Ann Ward Radcliffe (b.1764-d.1823) is the English novelist who is considered to be the mother of Gothic Romance Novels. Her books, that starred damsels in distress, appealed mostly to damsels in ... Read full review