1880's Scarce Gothic Novel Edition -The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Author : Ann Radcliffe
Title : The Mysteries of Udolpho. A Romance. Complete in One Volume.
Publisher : London, George Routledge and Sons, no date (circa 1880's).
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 534 pages
Binding : Attractive, scarce and very good original illustrated cloth binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, lower corner of page 51 cut but not affecting the text - as shown).
Illustrations : Including nice full page illustrations.
The book : Rare and very attractive edition of The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe. Her fourth and most popular novel, The Mysteries of Udolpho follows the fortunes of Emily St. Aubert, who suffers, among other misadventures, the death of her father, supernatural terrors in a gloomy castle and the machinations of an Italian brigand. Often cited as the archetypal Gothic novel, The Mysteries of Udolpho, along with Radcliffe's novel The Romance of the Forest, plays a prominent role in Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey, in which an impressionable young woman, after reading Radcliffe's novel, comes to see her friends and acquaintances as Gothic villains and victims with amusing results.
The Author : Ann Radcliffe (born Ward, 9 July 1764 – 7 February 1823) was an English author and pioneer of the Gothic novel. Radcliffe's technique of explaining the supernatural elements of her novels has been credited with enabling Gothic fiction to achieve respectability in the 1790s.
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