Gaston de Blondeville

Front Cover, Feb 14, 2008 - Fiction - 444 pages
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Gaston de Blondeville by Ann Radcliffe was first published posthumously in 1826. This mysterious account revolves around a character named Gaston who is being accused of the murder of a merchants kinsman. Revealing political, historical and religious aspects of contemporary age, the story presents an amalgamation of suspense and mystery. Portraying human frailties, the tale becomes more fascinating by the entry of real ghosts and disclosure of truth in it.

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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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