The Mysteries of Udolpho

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 06‏/01‏/2014 - 662 من الصفحات
The Mysteries of Udolpho By Ann Radcliffe A quintessential Gothic romance with crumbling castles; supernatural events; physical and psychological terror and a scheming villain. Author Ann Radcliffe, who inspired Jane Austen among others, also added extensive descriptions of exotic landscapes in the Pyrenees and Apennines. The story is set in 1584 in southern France and northern Italy and focuses on the plight of young French woman Emily St. Aubert. The orphaned Emily is imprisoned in the castle Udolpho at the hands of Italian Signor Montoni. Emily's romance with dashing Valancourt is frustrated by Montoni and others. Fans of Jane Austen will be delighted to know that Austen parodied Radcliffe's novel in Northanger Abbey.

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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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