The Mysteries of Udolpho (Oxford World's Classics) by Ann Ward Radcliffe Paperback Book


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Author: Ann Ward Radcliffe

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr

Published: Jul 1998

Genre: Fiction - Classics

Retail Price: $13.95

Pages: 693


Ann Radcliffe's orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert finds herself imprisoned in her evil guardian Count Montoni's gloomy medieval fortress in the remote Apennines. Terror is the order of the day inside the walls of Udolpho, as Emily struggles against Montoni's rapacious schemes and the threat of her own psychological disintegration. A bestseller in its day and a potent influence on Sade, Poe, and other writers, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) is Radcliffe's classic work of Gothic fiction. With its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters' psychological states, the novel remains a profound and fascinating challenge to modern readers.

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