The Monk of Udolpho; A Romance

The Monk of Udolpho; A Romance

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...of B 3 fancy, fancy, wildly conjuring up images of mystic dread in unison with the awfully tremendous conflicts of the storm: yet no, she reflected, such an illusion it could not be; the shapes of human beings imperfectly disclosed through the dim opacity of uncertain light, might.have been embodied only by the fantastic creations of fear and the solemn scenery of the awful moment; yet her ear could not deceive her, for it had re-echoed the appaling sentences of some dreadful act, or done, or to be done. Conjecture, however, in vain stretched the limits of the mind's boundless range, to penetrate the deep folded meaning of words so full of terrible mystery: and, though this extraordinary interruption could not but excite her alarm, yet it diverted not her sad heart from its melancholy hopeless contemplations, nor did she quit the lattice over which she leaned in cureless despondency. Some Something now again flitted past her sight, and a rushing noise succeeding, she bent her eyes downwards, and beheld, as the momentary lumens danced upon the low underwood beneath the window, the form of a person stationed directly opposite the balcony; in the next instant, one long successive blaze of lightning displayed to her harrowed eye the ghastly visage of the Monk, whose cowl was now blown back, by the wind, and the horrid emblem of his order, fully revealed, bound over his temples, and overshadowing his eye-brows, his whole figure was for an instant disclosed in all its terrific attributes; a more than mortal ghastliness overspread the lower parts of his visage. He seemed at that moment a being more than super-human, like nothing earthly, surrounded by the awful horrors of the tempest, enmazed in the sulphureous lightnings' flames. His gigantic black...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629140
  • 9781236629142
  • 2,256,727