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 - Jane - Goodreads
The Classics Club Spin spun me A Sicilian Romance,and I'm very pleased that it did. I've always hoped that I would fall in love with Ann Radcliffe's novels, with the coming together of the gothic and ... Read full review
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