This edition has been copyedited in accordance with current American practice in respect to punctuation. In some places words and phrases have been reordered - and in a very few cases altered or deleted - to improve ease of comprehension. The interspersed poems have been removed. 278 pages; 67,000 words. Includes map.
|Publisher:||Idle Spider Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
Ann Radcliffe was a reclusive woman who left behind few personal writings that might reveal her thoughts and beliefs. To know her, one must read her novels, and there in the musings and favorite activities of her heroines one might discover the inner life of Ann Radcliffe the woman.
Her work influenced the great English Romantic poets — Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Byron — as well as novelists such as Thackeray and Scott. Lesser novelists of the time copied her work outrageously in order to profit from her popularity.
Ann Radcliffe refined the Gothic into the form we know today: a heroine trapped by the prototype Byronesque villain in a Gothic setting filled with supernatural elements
She died of pneumonia in 1823.