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Description - The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

This was the most popular novel of Radcliffe's time and Radcliffe's portrayal of her heroine's inner life raised the Gothic romance to a new level. The atmosphere of fear and the gripping plot continue to thrill today. This is the story of the orphaned Emily St Aubert who finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the Castle of Udolpho by her aunt's new husband, Montoni. Here she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors which threaten to overwhelm her.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140437591
ISBN-10: 0140437592
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ann Radcliffe

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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