The Mysteries of Udolpho by Bonamy Dobree

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  • Title: The Mysteries of Udolpho
  • Author: Bonamy Dobree
  • Category: Literary Studies
  • Date: 01 Dec 2010
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 736
  • ISBN: 199537410

 

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‘Her current life appeared just like the dream of a distempered creativeness, or like one of these frightful fictions, by which the wild genius of the poets typically delighted. Rreflections introduced solely remorse, and anticipation terror.’ Such is the state of thoughts by which Emily St. Aubuert – the orphaned heroine of Ann Radcliffe’s 1794 gothic Classic, The Mysteries of Udolpho – finds herself after Count Montoni, her evil guardian, imprisions her in his gloomy medieval fortress within the Appenines. Terror is the order of the day contained in the partitions of Udolpho, as Emily struggles towards Montoni’s rapacious schemes and the risk of her personal psychological disintegration. A best-seller in its day and a potent affect on Walpole, Poe, and different writers of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Gothic horror, The Mysteries of Udolpho stays one of a very powerful works within the historical past of European fiction. As the same time, with its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters’ psychological states, it typically appears surprisingly trendy: ‘completely avant-garde’ in Terry Castle’s phrases, and a profound and interesting problem to modern readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made out there the widest vary of literature from across the globe. Each reasonably priced quantity displays Oxford’s dedication to scholarship, offering probably the most correct textual content plus a wealth of different priceless options, together with knowledgeable introductions by main authorities, useful notes to make clear the textual content, up-to-date bibliographies for additional examine, and far more. present more

 

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