A Sicilian Romance

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Fiction - 209 pages
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In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Ann Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic novel, and the idol of the Romantics. This early novel explores the cavernous landscapes and labyrinthine passages of Sicily's castles and convents to reveal the shameful secrets of its all-powerful aristocracy.

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Overall, I couldn't stand this book. The only redeeming quality to me was that it demonstrates the lingering associations between science, religion and the occult. Otherwise, I am so bored of these ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gabriella - Goodreads

This book deal with the typical gothic novel, that occur in Sicily, is very short and it refers about the typical enviroment of that period: the castel, the women, the avil man, the heroin or hero. It ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Also Hon. Wordsworth Fellow, University of Lancaster (1988-1992). Has contributed to volumes of essays on Josephine Butler, and on Gothic writing.

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