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    The Haunted Cavern: A Caledonian Tale (Hardback) By (author) John Palmer, Edited by Joel T Terranova

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    DescriptionYoung Eldred wants nothing more than to marry his beloved Jane. But Jane's father, the cruel Sir James Wallace, has other plans, intending to wed her to the fierce chieftain Donald instead. Donald, jealous of his rival, has Eldred seized and imprisoned in the dungeons of a haunted cavern, where a skeleton, a rusty dagger, and a mouldering manuscript will uncover long-hidden, deadly secrets and reveal the mysterious fate of Eldred's father, Lord Glencairn! "The Haunted Cavern" (1795) was the first novel by John Palmer, Jun. (1776-1809), who published it at age nineteen. A "tale of shrieking spectres and bloody murders" ("The Critical Review") featuring "gloomy caverns, dismal dungeons, ghastly skeletons, pale ghosts, fierce combats, [and] horrid murders" ("The Analytical Review"), Palmer's novel is an entertaining example of the type of Gothic fiction that flourished in the wake of Ann Radcliffe's "The Mysteries of Udolpho" (1794). This new edition, the first in almost two centuries, includes a new introduction by Joel T. Terranova, six contemporary reviews of the novel, a facsimile of the original title page, and a reproduction of the frontispiece from the scarce New York edition of 1796.


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    Title
    The Haunted Cavern
    Subtitle
    A Caledonian Tale
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Palmer, Edited by Joel T Terranova
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 126
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781939140623
    ISBN 10: 1939140625
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FR
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027040, FIC015000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Valancourt Books
    Imprint name
    Valancourt Books
    Publication date
    31 August 2013