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A Sicilian Romance

Auhtor: Ann Radcliffe

Language: english

Genres:

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Review by Daniel G. Lebryk, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Sicilian Romance':

Ann Radcliffe (9 July 1764 ? 7 February 1823) was an English author a pioneer of the gothic novel. She published as Mrs. Radcliffe. It was her technique of the explained supernatural in which every seemingly supernatural intrusion is eventually traced back to natural causes and the impeccable conduct of her heroines that finally met with the approval of the reviewers transforming the gothic novel into something socially acceptable.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Sicilian Romance':


... endeavoured to reconcile himself to pass the night in his present situation, and ordered a fire to be lighted in the place he was in. This with much ...
... unreal glooms the caves more darkly frowned -the projecting cliffs assumed a more terrific aspect, and the wild overhanging shrubs waved to the ...
... knocked again, and still all was silent. Through the casement she could discover no object, amidst the grey obscurity of the dawn. She now opened ...
... what must have been the effect of the dreadful reverse, when the news arrived that Angelo had fallen in a foreign engagement! Let me obliterate, ...
... a litter, on which lay the dying person covered with a white veil, borne along, and surrounded by nuns veiled in white, each carrying in her hand ...
... himself, he covered his face, and rushed by her. Her trembling frame could scarcely support her to the apartment of Madame, where she sunk speechless ...
... probability of finding. Innumerable dangers also threatened him here, from which he would be secure on level ground. Having determined which ...
... and this was another circumstance of reasonable alarm. After some little consideration, Hippolitus judged it most prudent to seek an outlet ...
... surveyed the vastness of the cavern in wild amazement, and feared that she had precipitated herself again into the power of banditti, for whom alone ...
... to imitate the fortitude of her mother, and tenderly concealed her anxiety for Ferdinand and Hippolitus, the idea of whom incessantly haunted ...
... the cell! He concluded that he had mistaken the place, and quitted it for farther search but, having followed the windings of the passage, by which ...
... quickness and in a short time attained to a degree of excellence in her favourite study, which few persons have ever exceeded. Her manner was ...
... Julia sought in vain to discover her brother, of whose features she had no recollection in those of any of the persons then present. At length her ...
... she had inspired. An exquisite emotion thrilled her heart, and she experienced one of those rare moments which illumine life with a ray of bliss, ...
... hitherto found it difficult to obtain-a person whom inclination as well as duty would bind to his interest. Madame ceased to speak, and Emilia ...
... me to suffer. The evening is closing, and Ferdinand will be impatient to see you. Never will I rise, Madam, replied the count, with an impassioned ...
... so dreadfully did he denounce vengeance on her disobedience, that she scarcely thought herself safe in his presence. She stood trembling and confused, ...
... but brought her no peace. She sat long after the departure of Emilia and to beguile recollection, she selected a favourite author, endeavouring ...
... back with one accord, they crid for God's sake, my lord, go no farther we are satisfied here are no ghosts, only let us get back. ...
... the duke, whose heart was a stranger to the softer affections, indignation usurped the place of parental feeling. His pride was the only passion ...