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A best-seller in its day and a potent influence on Sade, Poe, and other purveyors of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Gothic horror, The Mysteries of Udolpho remains one of the most important works in the history of European fiction. After Emily St. Aubuert is imprisoned by her evil guardian, Count Montoni, in his gloomy medieval fortress in the Appenines, terror becomes the order of the day. With its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters' psychological states, The Mysteries of Udolpho is a fascinating challenge to contemporary readers.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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A best-seller in its day and a potent influence on Sade, Poe, and other purveyors of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Gothic horror, The Mysteries of Udolpho remains one of the most important works in the history of European fiction. After Emily St. Aubuert is imprisoned by her evil guardian, Count Montoni, in his gloomy medieval fortress in the Appenines, terror becomes the order of the day. With its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters' psychological states, The Mysteries of Udolpho is a fascinating challenge to contemporary readers.

About the Author

Terry Castle is Professor of English at Stanford University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199537419
Author:
Radcliffe, Ann Ward
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Introduction by:
Castle, Terry
Introduction:
Castle, Terry
Editor:
Dobree, Bonamy
Author:
Dobree, Bonamy
Author:
Radcliffe, Ann
Author:
null, Ann
Author:
null, Bonamy
Author:
Dobr?e, Bonamy
Author:
Bonamy Dobre
Author:
null, Terry
Author:
Dobr�e, Bonamy
Author:
Castle, Terry
Subject:
Romance - Gothic
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 18th C
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
New Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.7 x 1.4 in 1.088 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A best-seller in its day and a potent influence on Sade, Poe, and other purveyors of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Gothic horror, The Mysteries of Udolpho remains one of the most important works in the history of European fiction. After Emily St. Aubuert is imprisoned by her evil guardian, Count Montoni, in his gloomy medieval fortress in the Appenines, terror becomes the order of the day. With its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters' psychological states, The Mysteries of Udolpho is a fascinating challenge to contemporary readers.
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