The Mysteries of Udolpho (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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The Mysteries of Udolpho (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Ann Radcliffe
     
 

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The Mysteries of Udolpho has been thrilling readers for over two hundred years and holds a critically important place in the history of gothic literature, the rise of romanticism, and the development of the modern detective novel. The novel has something for everyone: Although Radcliffe subtitled The Mysteries of Udolpho "a romance," this gothicSee more details below

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The Mysteries of Udolpho has been thrilling readers for over two hundred years and holds a critically important place in the history of gothic literature, the rise of romanticism, and the development of the modern detective novel. The novel has something for everyone: Although Radcliffe subtitled The Mysteries of Udolpho "a romance," this gothic thriller is also in part a travelogue, a sentimental novel, a novel of manners, a female Bildungsroman, and a mystery--it even contains a selection of poems. While readers will enjoy wondering whether heroine Emily St. Aubert will ever escape the clutches of her step-uncle Montoni to reunite with her stalwart lover Valancourt, they will also ponder the eerie music, odd family resemblances, unexpected corpses, and sinister disappearances that haunt Emily--and whose mysteries Emily seeks to solve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760763155
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
01/20/2005
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
370,019
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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