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The Orphan Of The Rhine
     

The Orphan Of The Rhine

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by Eleanor Sleath
 

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Eleanor Sleath was a British author wellknown for her 1798 novel The Orphan of the Rhine. The novel, subtitled A Romance, was published in four volumes. It was listed as one of the seven "horrid novels" by Jane Austen in her novel Northanger Abbey. It was part of a brief but popular vogue of German tales, a fashion criticised in the Critical Review in 1807. Although

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Eleanor Sleath was a British author wellknown for her 1798 novel The Orphan of the Rhine. The novel, subtitled A Romance, was published in four volumes. It was listed as one of the seven "horrid novels" by Jane Austen in her novel Northanger Abbey. It was part of a brief but popular vogue of German tales, a fashion criticised in the Critical Review in 1807. Although most gothic novels took a resolutely anti Roman Catholic stance, the author of this novel was herself a Catholic. Her works include: Who's the Murderer? ; or, Mysterious Fortunes (1802), Nocturnal Minstrel; or, The Spirit of the Wood (2 volumes) (1810) and Glenowen; or, The Fairy Palace (1815).

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ISBN-13:
9781409948094
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
12/19/2008
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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The Orphan Of The Rhine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kcast610 More than 1 year ago
This was a great love story between Enrico and Laurette, who were raised by Enrico's mother, Julie. Enrico is separated from his family when he joins the army. He is distraught when he learns his mother has disappeared and later when Laurette vanishes. Enrico is determined to find Julie and Laurette. Who were Laurette's parents? Who is Enrico's father? Where is Julie and was she taken by Banditi? Where is Laurette? The Marchese seems to have a Jekyll and Hyde type of personality. Though the Marchese made life difficult for Julie and Laurette at times in comparison to other damsels from great gothic stories like The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe and Castle of Wolfenbach by Eliza Parsons, they had a relatively happy life.