A Sicilian Romance

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Echo Library, Jan 1, 2007 - Fiction - 136 pages
42 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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Quite a few twists and and an alert pace. - 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 (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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