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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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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. I myself wanted the answers to the mysteries of Adeline's parents, and of the unidentified victim whose remains are found in the Abbey. So the novel achieved its goal of drawing in the reader, at least in my case. It is an excellent example of the female gothic, with its emphasis on the explained supernatural and the intelligent and virtuous heroine who is beset and victimized by men. I may explore Radcliffe's other works.

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