A Sicilian Romance

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The Floating Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Fiction - 321 pages
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A Sicilian Romance is an early novel by one of the masters of Gothic fiction, Ann Radcliffe. Two young women live in an isolated mansion near the Straits of Messina. Mysterious sights and sounds begin haunting a neglected wing of the house, and their quest to discover the truth behind these mysteries leads them through the labyrinthine landscape of Sicily and into the darkest secrets of its aristoracy.
 

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Contents

A Sicilian Romance
5
Chapter I
8
Chapter II
29
Chapter III
63
Chapter IV
114
Chapter V
143
Chapter VI
155
Chapter VII
168
Chapter IX
187
Chapter X
202
Chapter XI
217
Chapter XII
235
Chapter XIII
251
Chapter XIV
272
Chapter XV
295
Chapter XVI
312

Chapter VIII
174

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About the author (2009)

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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