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Zofloya By Charlotte Dacre

Zofloya
by Charlotte Dacre

"Few venture as thou hast in the alarming paths of sin". This is the final judgement of Satan on Victoria di Loredani, the heroine of "Zofloya", or "The Moor" (1806), a tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in Venice in the last days of the 15th century.
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Zofloya: Or the Moor by Charlotte Dacre

"Few venture as thou hast in the alarming paths of sin." This is the final judgement of Satan on Victoria di Loredani, the heroine of "Zofloya", or "The Moor" (1806), a tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in Venice in the last days of the 15th century. The novel follows Victoria's progress from spoilt daughter of indulgent aristocrats, through a period of abuse and captivity, to a career of deepening criminality conducted under Satan's watchful eye. Charlotte Dacre's narrative deftly displays her heroine's movement from the vitalized position of Ann Radcliffe's heroines to a fully conscious commitment to vice that goes beyond that of `Monk' Lewis's deluded Ambrosio. The novel's most daring aspect is its anatomy of Victoria's intense sexual attraction to her Moorish servant Zofloya that transgresses taboos both of class and race. A minor scandal on its first publication, and a significant influence on Byron and Shelley, Zofloya has been unduly neglected. Contradicting idealized stereotypes of women's writing, the novel's portrait of indulged desire, gratuitous cruelty, and monumental self-absorption retains considerable power to disturb. The introduction to this edition, the first for nearly 200 years, examines why Zofloya deserves to be read alongside established Gothic classics as the highly original work of an intriguing and unconventional writer.

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Table of Contents


Introduction; Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of Charlotte Dacre; Engraving of Charlotte Dacre as Rosa Matilda; ZOFLOYA, OR THE MOOR; Appendix; A Note on Names; Explanatory Notes

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GOR001224301
Zofloya: Or the Moor by Charlotte Dacre
Charlotte Dacre
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1997-05-01
316
0192832395
9780192832399
N/A
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