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Radcliffe, Ann Ward 1764-1823

Overview
Works: 936 works in 3,398 publications in 5 languages and 35,885 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Gothic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Horror fiction  Horror tales  Biography  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Dubious author, Adapter, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Honoree
Classifications: PR5202, 823.6
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The mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

350 editions published between 1794 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphan Emily St. Aubert finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the medieval castle of her aunt's new husband, Montoni. Inside the castle, she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors that threaten to overwhelm her
The Italian, or, The confessional of the Black Penitents : a romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

224 editions published between 1797 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schedoni, a sinister monk, contrives to prevent the marriage of Vincentio di Vivaldi to Ellena Rosalba, at the request of Vincentio's mother
A Sicilian romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

112 editions published between 1790 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic novel, and the idol of the Romantics. This early novel explores the cavernous landscapes and labyrinthine passages of Sicily's castles and convents to reveal the shameful secrets of its all-powerful aristocracy. Julia and Emilia Mazzini live secluded in an ancient mansion near the straits of Messina. After their father's return to the island a neglected part of the house is haunted by a series of mysterious sights and sounds. The origin of these hauntings is only discovered after a series of breathless pursuits through dreamlike pastoral landscapes. When revelation finally comes, it forces the heroines to challenge the united forces of religious and patriarchal authority
The mysteries of Udolpho : a romance ; interspersed with some pieces of poetry. by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

60 editions published between 1794 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, Emily St. Aubert, suffers the death of her father, followed by worsening physical and psychological death, mirrored in a landscape of crumbling castles and emotive Alps
The romance of the forest : interspersed with some pieces of poetry ... by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

205 editions published between 1791 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world drenched in both horror and natural splendor, beset with abductions and imprisonments, and centered upon the frequently terrified but still resourceful and determined heroine, Adeline
The mysteries of Udolpho : a romance; interspersed with some pieces of poetry by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

135 editions published between 1794 and 1834 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Radcliffe's orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert finds herself imprisoned in her evil guardina Count Ontoni's gloomy medieval fortress in the remote Apennines of Italy. Terror is inside the walls of Udolpho, as she strugges aganist Montoni's schemes and the threat of her own psychological distintegration. Radicliffe's work influenced the development of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Gothic horror fiction
The castles of Athlin and Dunbayne : a Highland story by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

112 editions published between 1789 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novel is a set in a powerful landscape which became familiar in her later work, with complex clan feuds and mysterious romantic intrigues played out against a backdrop of ruined medieval castles and rugged Scottish coastlines. Each of the characters can be defined by their passions: The present Earl of Athlin, Osbert, is driven by a passionate desire to avenge his father's murder at the hand of Malcolm, the Baron of Dunbayne. His sister, Mary, is ever swooning and fainting in an attempt to resist her passion for Alleyn, a highlander not of noble birth (and therefore unworthy). Alleyn is likwise driven to heroic deeds of rescue because of his love for Mary. Even the villain, Baron Malcolm, is driven by his desire--first a desire to kill Osbert; it is later supplanted by his desire to possess Mary. Although the passions of its leading characters dominate the plot, the castles of the title are as central to the narrative, establishing an enduring Gothic trope."--Wikipedia
The romance of the forest by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

104 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Roman Catholic Europe, this novel follows the fate of its heroine Adeline, who is placed under the protection of a family fleeing Paris for debt. They take refuge in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, where relics of the past--a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger--are discovered in concealed rooms. Adeline finds herself at the mercy of the abbey's proprietor, a Marquis whose attentions finally force her to contemplate escape to distant regions. --From publisher's description
The romance of the forest by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

26 editions published between 1792 and 1800 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sicilian romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

29 editions published between 1790 and 1971 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston de Blondeville; or, The court of Henry III keeping festival in Ardenne; a romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

19 editions published between 1826 and 2016 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gaston de Blondeville is an 1826 Gothic novel by noted English author Ann Radcliffe. Set in the 13th century court of England’s King Henry III the novel centers around the wedding of the title character. The wedding is interrupted by a merchant who claims to have been wronged by Gaston, in that Gaston murdered his kinsman. Henry is forced to hold a trial to determine the validity of the claims. The plot is further complicated by the machinations of an abbot who tries to suppress the truth, and by ghosts who want to expose the truth" -- Amazon.com
The Italian, or, The confessional of the Black Penitents : a romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

29 editions published between 1796 and 2016 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schedoni, a sinister monk, contrives to prevent the marriage of Vincentio di Vivaldi to Ellena Rosalba, at the request of Vincentio's mother
The Italian; or, The confessional of the Black Penitents; a romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

41 editions published between 1828 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HORROR & GHOST STORIES. With an Introduction by Kathryn White. He saw her wounded, and bleeding to death; saw her ashy countenance, and her wasting eyes ... turned piteously on himself, as if imploring him to save her from the fate that was dragging her to the grave ... Ann Radcliffe, author of The Romance of the Forest and The Mysteries of Udolpho, is the high priestess of the gothic novel. In The Italian, first published in 1797, she creates a chilling, atmospheric concoction of thwarted lovers, ruined abbeys, imprisonment and dark passages, with an undercurrent of seething sexuality and presents us with a cunning villain in the sinister monk Schedoni. A contemporary review commented on, Radcliffes uncommon talent for exhibiting, with picturesque touches of genius, the vague and horrid shapes which imagination bodies forth ... Radcliffes work was hugely influential and H.P
The castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. : A Highland story. by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

16 editions published in 1799 in English and German and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston de Blondeville, or The court of Henry III : keeping festival in Ardenne : a romance ; St. Alban's Abbey : a metrical tale : with some poetical pieces by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

11 editions published between 1826 and 1994 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysteries of Udolpho. Condensed by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novellen by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

10 editions published between 1829 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sicilian romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

7 editions published in 1791 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Sicilian romance
Alternative Names
Ann Radcliffe britische Schriftstellerin

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Ann Radcliffe English author and a pioneer of the Gothic novel

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English (1,586)

French (29)

German (16)

Spanish (12)

Catalan (1)

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The Italian, or, The confessional of the Black Penitents : a romanceA Sicilian romanceThe mysteries of Udolpho : a romance ; interspersed with some pieces of poetry.The castles of Athlin and Dunbayne : a Highland storyThe romance of the forestGaston de Blondeville; or, The court of Henry III keeping festival in Ardenne; a romanceThe Italian, or, The confessional of the Black Penitents : a romanceThe Italian; or, The confessional of the Black Penitents; a romance