The Mysteries Of Udolpho by Ann RadcliffeThe Mysteries Of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

The Mysteries Of Udolpho

byAnn RadcliffeIntroduction byJacqueline HowardEditorJacqueline Howard

Paperback | October 1, 2001

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With The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe raised the Gothic romance to a new level and inspired a long line of imitators. Portraying her heroine's inner life, creating a thick atmosphere of fear, and providing a gripping plot that continues to thrill readers today, The Mysteries of Udolpho is the story of orphan Emily St. Aubert, who finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the medieval castle of her aunt's new husband, Montoni. Inside the castle, she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors that threaten to overwhelm her.

This new edition includes an introduction that discusses the publication and early reception of the novel, the genre of Gothic romance, and Radcliffe's use of history, exotic settings, the supernatural, and poetry.

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Ann Radcliffe was born in 1764, the daughter of a London tradesman. In 1786 she married William Radcliffe, later the manager of The English Chronicle. She set her first novel, The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne (1789), in Scotland, and it received little critical or public attention. Using more exotic locations in Europe, notably the '...
Title:The Mysteries Of UdolphoFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140437592

ISBN - 13:9780140437591

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bit dull Realising the time period and the genre, it seems a little silly to complain about the length of this book, but it is loooong, and it felt every bit its length. The plot is glacial and meandering. Questions are raised, declared vitally important, then completely dropped for dozens or even hundreds of pages. The characters just have terrible memories, and even worse attention spans. I normally enjoy the gothic genre, but this was a real trial to read.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome book, but tiny print This is a great book, but the print is microscopic, so be aware that you might need a microscope to read it! Hoping to return it and find something with better sized print for normal reading.
Date published: 2014-01-20