A Sicilian romance

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Arno Press, 1972 - Fiction - 216 pages
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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This is a short gothic romance novel by this late 18th century author, more famous for the much longer Mysteries of Udolpho. It is very much of the same type, with evocative and dreamlike descriptions ... Read full review

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

One of Radcliffe's early novels, this one set in an appropriately gothic Sicilian castle with abandoned wings and hidden underground passages and dungeons, where mysterious lights are seen in desolate ... 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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