Italian Mysteries by Francis LathomItalian Mysteries by Francis Lathom

Italian Mysteries

byFrancis LathomEditorJames D. Jenkins

Paperback | July 5, 2005

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"He drew aside the covering which concealed the face of the subject...guess, if you can, the horror, the astonishment, when, in the countenance of the deceased, I beheld my own mother!"

The worthy doctor Urbino di Cavetti is kidnapped and led blindfolded to the bedside of a young woman. A mysterious nobleman offers him an immense fortune if he will consent to cure her...of her life! Horrified, Urbino refuses to murder her, and must flee his native Venice with his family to avoid the powerful stranger's vengeance.

They flee to the isolated Castello della Torvida, which local peasants affirm to be haunted. But the spectre the servants see and the supernatural warnings the family receives are the least of their worries when Urbino's niece, the lovely Paulina, is kidnapped by the lascivious Marchese di Valdetti.

Confined a prisoner in Valdetti's castle, Paulina must choose: become the Marchese's wife, or fall victim to his insatiable lust! Can her friends penetrate the mysteries of the haunted castle and save Paulina in time?

With a colourful cast of characters and an intricate plot, Italian Mysteries was among Francis Lathom's most successful Gothic novels. This edition, the first since 1820, includes a new introduction and explanatory notes for modern readers.
Title:Italian MysteriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.91 inPublished:July 5, 2005Publisher:Valancourt BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0976604868

ISBN - 13:9780976604860

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