A Sicilian Romance

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Fiction - 209 pages
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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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User Review  - Theresa - Goodreads

3 stars? 4 stars? This was a free audiobook, an enjoyable listen. Not positive I would have had the patience to finish entirely by book, the plot was soŚmeanderingly suspenseful. But excellent ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dianne Landry - Goodreads

I have always seen Anne Radcliffe's name referenced in other works as the first in the gothic romance genre so I have, naturally, been curious about her works. I picked this one up as it was her fist ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Also Hon. Wordsworth Fellow, University of Lancaster (1988-1992). Has contributed to volumes of essays on Josephine Butler, and on Gothic writing.

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