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Written in 1796, "The Italian", with its archetypal villain Schedoni, intense romance between Vincentio di Vivaldi and Elena di Rosalba, and immaculate poetics of the sublime is the masterpiece of gothic fiction. Enlisted by Vincentio's mother, Marchesa, the scheming monk Schedoni casts a malevolent presence throughout the book in his plot to corrupt the romance of the young lovers. On the backdrop of the Inquisition and the French Revolution, it is a tale of the heroic struggle of love in the face of vindictive Machiavellian deceit told through the intensel descriptive landscapes of the Bay of Naples.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847490544
ISBN-10: 1847490549
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 33mm)
Pages: 462
Imprint: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Anne Radcliffe

Anne Radcliffe is the quintessential gothic novelist and The Italian, with its merciless villains, passionate romance and lyrical proto-cinematic narrative teeming with latent eroticism and sublime lyricism, has become the standard bearer for the genre.