The Romance Of The Forest

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 320 pages
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He approached, and perceived the Gothic remains of an abbey: it stood on a kind of rude lawn, overshadowed by high and spreading trees, which seemed coeval with the building, and diffused a romantic gloom around. The greater part of the pile appeared to be sinking into ruins, and that, which had withstood the ravages of time, shewed the remaining features of the fabric more awful in decay. The lofty battlements, thickly enwreathed with ivy, were half demolished, and become the residence of birds of prey. Huge fragments of the eastern tower, which was almost demolished, lay scattered amid the high grass, that waved slowly to the breeze.

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User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

I didn't care for this book--it reads like a soap opera to a modern reader-- but I do recommend it to anyone who is interested in Jane Austen. Austen makes many references to gothic literature ... Read full review

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User Review  - Grace Harwood - Goodreads

I really like Ann Radcliffe's gothic novels and this, I think, has to be my favourite. It's a tough one, because I really like The Italian as well, but this has got a bit of everything in it; the ... Read full review

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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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