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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Very intricate plot. - Goodreads
Quite a few twists and and an alert pace. - Goodreads
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I was surprised by the plot several times. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Catalina - Goodreads

Quite a few twists and and an alert pace. And even if the seed of the story is predictable, with all the turns and twists you kind of lose faith in it. Read full review

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User Review  - John Redmon - Goodreads

It's like a junior version of Radcliffe's great book (in my opinion) "The Mysteries of Udoloho." 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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