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The Romance of the Forest

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"Radcliffe (1764-1823), whose famous novels made terror and suspense a fashion, set new and higher standards in the domain of macabre. To the ... Show synopsis

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  • The Romance of the Forest (Oxford University Press, USA) – Trade paperback (1999)
    by Ann Ward Radcliffe, Chloe Chard (Editor)

    The Romance of the Forest

    Trade paperback, Oxford University Press, USA
    1999
    English
    432 pages

    ISBN: 0192837133
    ISBN-13: 9780192837134

    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 ... Show more

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Reviews of The Romance of the Forest

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Ellyb

Interesting look at the female gothic

by Ellyb on Nov 5, 2009

I read this book for my Gothic Literature class, and enjoyed it much more than I expected to, given its somewhat dry language and length. There was something rather hilarious and indeed enjoyable about the melodramatic aspects of the heroine's plight that kept this assignment from feeling like a chore ... More

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