The Mysteries of Udolpho.  Ann Radcliffe

The Mysteries of Udolpho

By Ann Radcliffe

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The Mysteries of Udolpho The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe, was published in four volumes on 8 May 1794 by G. G. and J. Robinson of London. The firm paid her £500 for the manuscript. The contract is housed at the University of Virginia Library. 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 Radcliffes novel The Romance of the Forest, plays a prominent role in Jane Austens novel Northanger Abbey, in which an impressionable young woman, after reading Radcliffes novel, comes to see her friends and acquaintances as Gothic villains and victims with amusing results. Ann Radcliffe Ann Radcliffe (née Ward, 9 July 1764 – 7 February 1823) was an English author and pioneer of the Gothic novel. Her style is Romantic in its vivid descriptions of landscapes and long travel scenes, yet the Gothic element is obvious through her use of the supernatural. It was her technique "the explained supernatural", the final revelation of inexplicable phenomena, that helped the Gothic novel achieve respectability in the 1790s.

Ann Radcliffe

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  • 9786050423143
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  • April 18, 2016
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    Cuentos de Hadas y Mitología