A Sicilian Romance

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Echo Library, Jan 1, 2007 - Fiction - 136 pages
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Ruined castles, secret passages, perpetually fainting heroines, the vile conniving schemes of the local gentry -- and, of course, things that go bump in the night: Radcliffe's "A Sicilian Romance" has all of that, and if Radcliffe didn't invent the form, certainly she brought it into full flower. If you haven't read Radcliffe, this first novel is a fine place to start . . .

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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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Okay, I have learned my lesson. I am not going to order any more Early Bird Books which go back a hundred or so years. I didn't even get halfway through this book before realizing that it is not for ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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