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Penguin Classics
01 June 2001
Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Penguin Black Classics; Literature, Poetry & Criticism
'Her heart became faint with terror . . . she saw the door move, and then slowly open' Emily St Aubert with her loving, enlightened parents in exquisitely happy rural isolation.

But when she is tragically orphaned, the beautiful young woman is thrown on the mercy of her heartless aunt's sinister new husband.

The villainous Signor Montoni has designs upon his wife's fortune, and that of her niece, and imprisons them in the gloomy medieval castle Udolpho.

Separated from her beloved Valancourt, Emily must cope with the torments of wild imaginings and terrors, as ghostly omens and attempts upon her virtue and life threaten to overwhelm her.

One of the most popular novels of its time, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) continues to grip readers with its vivid characters, its sublime Alpine settings and its dramatic sense of suspense and danger.

In her introduction, Jacqueline Howard discusses the novel's huge success when it was first published, its place as a groundbreaking work of the Gothic genre, and Radcliffe's imaginative use of history, poetry, landscape and the supernatural.

This edition also includes further reading, a chronology and notes.

Edited with an introduction and notes by JACQUELINW HOWARD
By:   Ann Radcliffe
Notes by:   Jacqueline Howard, Jacqueline Howard
Edited by:   Jacqueline Howard
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   479g
ISBN:   9780140437591
ISBN 10:   0140437592
Pages:   704
Publication Date:   01 June 2001
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823) was the leading exponent of Gothic fiction. During her lifetime she published five novels including A Sicilian Romance (1790), The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and The Italian (1797), as well as a collection of European travel writings. Her novels were immensely popular and much imitated. Jacqueline Howard is Co-ordinator of English and Languages at St. Mary's College in Adelaide, South Australia, and author of 'Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach'.

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