Ann Radcliffe

Ann Radcliffe

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ann Radcliffe (9 July 1764 - 7 February 1823) was an English author, and considered the pioneer of the gothic novel (although she was not the first to publish a book of this style). Her style is romantic in its vivid descriptions of landscapes, and long travel scenes, yet the Gothic element is obvious through her use of the supernatural. It was her triumph of reason, and explanation of the seemingly inexplicable supernatural that helped the Gothic novel to become culturally acceptable. Very little is known of Ann Radcliffe's life. The Edinburgh Review, published in 1823 (the year of her death) said of her: 'She never appeared in public, nor mingled in private society, but kept herself apart, like the sweet bird that sings its solitary notes, shrouded and unseen' (Facer). Christina Rossetti attempted to write a biography about her life, but abandoned it for lack of information.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613492234X
  • 9786134922340