A Sicilian Romance

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Echo Library, Jan 1, 2007 - Fiction - 136 pages
38 Reviews
Ruined castles, secret passages, perpetually fainting heroines, the vile conniving schemes of the local gentry -- and, of course, things that go bump in the night: Radcliffe's "A Sicilian Romance" has all of that, and if Radcliffe didn't invent the form, certainly she brought it into full flower. If you haven't read Radcliffe, this first novel is a fine place to start . . .

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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

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User 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

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About the author (2007)

Ann Radcliffe was born Ann Ward in England on July 9, 1764. She was the only child of William Ward and Anne Oates Ward. In 1788 she married William Radcliffe. They had no children. Ann published The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne in 1789. Other works include A Sicilian Romance, The Romance of the Forest, The Mysteries of Udolpho, and The Italian. She found much success with The Romance of the Forest and it established her as a Gothic novelist. Her later novels influenced other authors including Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, and Mary Wollstonecraft. She died on February 7, 1823 from respiratory problems.

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