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    Description'His figure was striking, but not so from grace ...and as he stalked along, wrapt in the black garments of his order, there was something terrible in its air; something almost super-human.' First published in 1797, The Italian is one of the finest examples of Gothic romance. The fast-paced, narrative centres on Ann Radcliffe's most brilliant creation, the sinister monk Schedoni, whose past is shrouded in mystery. From the novel's opening chapters the reader is ushered into a shadowy world in which crime and religion are mingled. In the church of Santa Maria del Pianto in Naples, Ellena Rosalba and Vincentio di Vivaldi first meet; but their love is ill-omened. Leagued against them are the proud and ambitious Marchese di Vivaldi and her confessor Father Schedoni. When Ellena vanishes on the death of her guardian, Vivaldi sets out in pursuit of her across the mountainous regions of southern Italy before himself falling prey to the Holy Inquisition. This revised and expanded edition explores the novel in the context of British attitudes to Italy and Roman Catholicism in the late eighteenth century with close attention to the novel's style and form. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Italian
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Radcliffe, Edited by Frederick Garber
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199537402
    ISBN 10: 0199537402
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 823.6
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC027040
    B&T Approval Code: A24240000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC015000, FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    LC classification: PR5202.I8 I83 2008
    Edition statement
    Reissued.
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    E. J. Clery is Research Fellow in English at Sheffield Hallam University and author of The Rise of Supernatural Fiction 1762-1800 (1995). She has edited Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto in Oxford World's Classics.