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Radcliffe, Ann Ward 1764-1823

Overview
Works: 1,192 works in 3,651 publications in 6 languages and 36,918 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Gothic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Horror fiction  Horror tales  Biography  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Other, Dubious author, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Honoree
Classifications: PR5202, 823.6
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The mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

294 editions published between 1794 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphan Emily St. Aubert finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the medieval castle of her aunt's new husband, Montoni. Inside the castle, she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors that threaten to overwhelm her
A Sicilian romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

125 editions published between 1790 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic novel, and the idol of the Romantics. This early novel explores the cavernous landscapes and labyrinthine passages of Sicily's castles and convents to reveal the shameful secrets of its all-powerful aristocracy. Julia and Emilia Mazzini live secluded in an ancient mansion near the straits of Messina. After their father's return to the island a neglected part of the house is haunted by a series of mysterious sights and sounds. The origin of these hauntings is only discovered after a series of breathless pursuits through dreamlike pastoral landscapes. When revelation finally comes, it forces the heroines to challenge the united forces of religious and patriarchal authority
The Italian, or, The confessional of the Black Penitents : a romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

165 editions published between 1796 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schedoni, a sinister monk, contrives to prevent the marriage of Vincentio di Vivaldi to Ellena Rosalba, at the request of Vincentio's mother
The mysteries of Udolpho : a romance, interspersed with some pieces of poetry by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

82 editions published between 1794 and 2015 in English and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Radcliffe's orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert finds herself imprisoned in her evil guardina Count Ontoni's gloomy medieval fortress in the remote Apennines of Italy. Terror is inside the walls of Udolpho, as she strugges aganist Montoni's schemes and the threat of her own psychological distintegration. Radicliffe's work influenced the development of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Gothic horror fiction
The castles of Athlin and Dunbayne : a Highland story by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

121 editions published between 1789 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novel is a set in a powerful landscape which became familiar in her later work, with complex clan feuds and mysterious romantic intrigues played out against a backdrop of ruined medieval castles and rugged Scottish coastlines. Each of the characters can be defined by their passions: The present Earl of Athlin, Osbert, is driven by a passionate desire to avenge his father's murder at the hand of Malcolm, the Baron of Dunbayne. His sister, Mary, is ever swooning and fainting in an attempt to resist her passion for Alleyn, a highlander not of noble birth (and therefore unworthy). Alleyn is likwise driven to heroic deeds of rescue because of his love for Mary. Even the villain, Baron Malcolm, is driven by his desire--first a desire to kill Osbert; it is later supplanted by his desire to possess Mary. Although the passions of its leading characters dominate the plot, the castles of the title are as central to the narrative, establishing an enduring Gothic trope."--Wikipedia
The romance of the forest by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

111 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Roman Catholic Europe, this novel follows the fate of its heroine Adeline, who is placed under the protection of a family fleeing Paris for debt. They take refuge in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, where relics of the past--a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger--are discovered in concealed rooms. Adeline finds herself at the mercy of the abbey's proprietor, a Marquis whose attentions finally force her to contemplate escape to distant regions. --From publisher's description
The romance of the forest : interspersed with some pieces of poetry ... by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

143 editions published between 1791 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world drenched in both horror and natural splendor, beset with abductions and imprisonments, and centered upon the frequently terrified but still resourceful and determined heroine, Adeline
The mysteries of Udolpho : a romance interspersed with some pieces of poetry by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

29 editions published between 1795 and 1970 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic novel concerning a girl who, on her father's death, is left in the hands of an aunt and her husband, the sinister owner of a gloomy castle
Gaston de Blondeville; or, The court of Henry III keeping festival in Ardenne; a romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

13 editions published between 1826 and 2016 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sicilian romance : By the authoress of the castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. In two volumes. by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

18 editions published between 1790 and 1792 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysteries of Udolpho : a romance ; interspersed with some pieces of poetry. By Ann Radcliffe ... In three volumes. by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

25 editions published between 1794 and 1800 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian; or, The confessional of the black penitents; a romance by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

34 editions published between 1797 and 2016 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1797, The Italian is Ann Radcliffe's classic creation of Gothic romance. Set against the backdrop of the Holy Inquisition, the narrative revolves around the sinister and mysterious monk, Father Schedoni, and the ill fated lovers, Ellena Rosalba and Vincentio di Vivaldi" --Amazon.com
The castles of Athlin and Dunbayne : a Highland story. By Ann Radcliffe by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

10 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston de Blondeville, or The court of Henry III : keeping festival in Ardenne : a romance ; St. Alban's Abbey : a metrical tale : with some poetical pieces by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

15 editions published between 1826 and 1999 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this novel, written in the Winter of 1802 but not published during her lifetime, Radcliffe, so famous for her after-the-fact rational explanations of apparently supernatural occurrences, moved past semblance to feature supernatural machinery and a "genuine ghost, who supports a claim that the king's favorite knight has murdered him (for the sake of a magic sword). The novel is also of interest in that it is set in the thirteenth century, and is thus an extremely early example of the historical novel."--Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 799."--abebooks website
The mysteries of Udolpho : a romance ; interspersed with some pieces of poetry. By Ann Radcliffe, Author of the Romance of the Forest, Etc. In three volumes. by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

4 editions published between 1794 and 1800 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

47 editions published between 1797 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HORROR & GHOST STORIES. With an Introduction by Kathryn White. He saw her wounded, and bleeding to death; saw her ashy countenance, and her wasting eyes ... turned piteously on himself, as if imploring him to save her from the fate that was dragging her to the grave ... Ann Radcliffe, author of The Romance of the Forest and The Mysteries of Udolpho, is the high priestess of the gothic novel. In The Italian, first published in 1797, she creates a chilling, atmospheric concoction of thwarted lovers, ruined abbeys, imprisonment and dark passages, with an undercurrent of seething sexuality and presents us with a cunning villain in the sinister monk Schedoni. A contemporary review commented on, Radcliffes uncommon talent for exhibiting, with picturesque touches of genius, the vague and horrid shapes which imagination bodies forth ... Radcliffes work was hugely influential and H.P
The italian : or the confessional of the black penitents. A romance. By Ann Radcliffe, Author of the Mysteries of Udolpho, &c. &c. In three volumes. by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

4 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of the forest : interspersed with some pieces of poetry. In three volumes. ... The fifth edition. By Ann Radcliffe by Ann Ward Radcliffe( )

10 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Sicilian romance
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A Sicilian romanceThe Italian, or, The confessional of the Black Penitents : a romanceThe mysteries of Udolpho : a romance, interspersed with some pieces of poetryThe castles of Athlin and Dunbayne : a Highland storyThe romance of the forestGaston de Blondeville; or, The court of Henry III keeping festival in Ardenne; a romanceThe Italian; or, The confessional of the black penitents; a romanceThe Italian
Alternative Names
Ann Radcliffe britische Schriftstellerin

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Ann Radcliffe écrivaine britannique

Ann Radcliffe English author and a pioneer of the Gothic novel

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Ann Radcliffe scrittrice inglese

Ann Radcliffová

Ann Ward Radcliffe

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English (1,355)

French (24)

German (9)

Spanish (7)

Chinese (2)

Catalan (1)