Autor: Ann Radcliffe
ISBN-13: 9780199539222
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 432
Gewicht: 295 g
Format: 195x129x19 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Romance of the Forest

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A novel of mystery and suspense in the Gothic style, The Romance of the Forest was considered by contemporary critics to be her finest novel.
The Romance of the Forest (1791) heralded an enormous surge in the popularity of Gothic novels, in a decade that included Ann Radcliffe's later works, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian.Set in Roman Catholic Europe of violent passions and extreme oppression, the novel follows the fate of its heroine Adeline, who is mysteriously placed under the protection of a family fleeing Paris for debt. They take refuge in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, where sinister relics of the past - a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger - are discovered in concealed rooms. Adeline finds herself at the mercy of the abbey's proprietor, a libidinous Marquis whose attentions finally
force her to contemplate escape to distant regions.
Rich in allusions to aesthetic theory and to travel literature, The Romance of the Forest is also concerned with current philosophical debate and examines systems of thought central to the intellectual life of late eighteenth-century Europe.
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Autor: Ann Radcliffe
Editiert von: Chloe Chard
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823) ist die "Grande Dame" der Gothic Novel, der unheimlichen Schauerliteratur des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts. Sie hat sechs Romane verfasst.

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Autor: Ann Radcliffe
ISBN-13 :: 9780199539222
ISBN: 0199539227
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 295g
Seiten: 432
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 195x129x19 mm