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A Sicilian Romance By Ann Radcliffe

A Sicilian Romance
by Ann Radcliffe

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Julia and Emilia Mazzini live secluded in an ancient mansion near the Straits of Messina. After their father's return to the island a neglected part of the house is haunted by a series of mysterious sights and sounds. The origin of these hauntings is only discovered after a series of pursuits.
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A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic nove, and the idol of the Romantics. This early novel explores the cavernous landscapes and labyrinthine passages of Sicily's castles and covents to reveal the shameful secrets of its all-powerful aristocracy. Julia and Emilia Mazzini live secluded in an ancient mansion near the Straits of Messina. After their father's return to the island a neglected part of the house is haunted by a series of mysterious sights and sounds. The origin of these hauntings is only discovered after a series of breathless pursuits through dreamlike pastoral landscapes. When revelation finally comes, it forces the heroines to challenge the united forces of religious and patriarchal authority. This book is intended for general readers, especially those interested in Gothic fiction and women's writing, students of English literature, 18th-century literature, Romanticism, and women's studies at 6th form, undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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GOR001113768
A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
Ann Radcliffe
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-10-15
246
0192836668
9780192836663
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