A Sicilian Romance
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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Review: A Sicilian RomanceUser Review - Andre - Goodreads
Ann Radcliffe is a master of pastoral, haunting, and or elegant description. However, that didn't make me like this novel particularly much. It's a novel of much suspense and misfortune that attests ... Read full review
Review: A Sicilian RomanceUser Review - Andee Nero - Goodreads
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