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eBook A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe, Fiction, Literary, Romance, Gothic, Historical download ISBN: 1598181882
Author: Ann Radcliffe
Publisher: Aegypan (September 1, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 160
ePub: 1342 kb
Fb2: 1192 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

A Sicilian Romance book. SICILIAN ROMANCE is a tiny Gothic jewel. This is a brilliant example of Gothic fiction with fainting heroines, sword fights, shipwrecks (x 2) and lots of sublime rocky rugged scenery

A Sicilian Romance book. But I'm an Ann Radcliffe fangirl, so that's just my opinion. ) She's not for everyone. This is a brilliant example of Gothic fiction with fainting heroines, sword fights, shipwrecks (x 2) and lots of sublime rocky rugged scenery. I loved it so much although I've got to say I was exhausted by the end of it all.

A Sicilian Romance is a gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe. It was her second published work, and was first published anonymously in 1790. The plot concerns the fallen nobility of the house of Mazzini, on the northern shore of Sicily, as related by a tourist who learns of their turbulent history from a monk he meets at the ruins of their once-magnificent castle. The Marquis Mazzini's daughters, Emilia and Julia, are 'beautiful' young ladies with many talents

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.

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 covents 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

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By. Ann Ward Radcliffe. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. e was roused from her forgetfulness, by the sound of the castle clock, which struck one. Surprised at the lateness of the hour, she rose in haste, and was moving to her chamber, when the beauty of the night attracted her to the window. Popular books in Romance, Fiction and Literature, Gothic. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It was her second published work, and was first published anonymously in 1790

A Sicilian Romance is a Gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe. The plot concerns the turbulent history of the fallen aristocrats of the house of Mazzini, on the northern shore of Sicily, as related by a tourist who becomes intrigued by the stories of a monk he meets in the ruins of their doomed castle.

Ruined castles, secret passages, perpetually fainting heroines, the vile conniving schemes of the local gentry - and, of course, things that go bump in the night: Radcliffe's A Sicilian Romance has all of that, and if Radcliffe didn't invent the form, certainly she brought it into full flower. If you haven't read Radcliffe, this first novel is a fine place to start.

Title: A Sicilian Romance. Author: Ann Radcliffe. HTML version by Al Haines. Posting Date: April 12, 2014 Release Date: January, 2005 First Posted: April 22, 2003. Produced by Jean Lefever. On the northern shore of Sicily are still to be seen the magnificent remains of a castle, which formerly belonged to the noble house of Mazzini. It stands in the centre of a small bay, and upon a gentle acclivity, which, on one side, slopes towards the sea, and on the other rises into an eminence crowned by dark woods.

Ann Radcliffe (born Ann Ward, 9 July 1764 – 7 February 1823) was an English author and pioneer of Gothic fiction. Radcliffe was the most popular writer of her day and almost universally admired; contemporary critics called her the mighty enchantress and the Shakespeare of romance-writers, and her popularity continued through the 19th century.

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Ruined castles, secret passages, perpetually fainting heroines, the vile conniving schemes of the local gentry -- and, of course, things that go bump in the night: Radcliffe's A Sicilian Romance has all of that, and if Radcliffe didn't invent the form, certainly she brought it into full flower. If you haven't read Radcliffe, this first novel is a fine place to start . . .

Comments: (7)
Gaudiker
This isn't Ann Radcliffe at her best. If you are looking for a Radcliffe novel to start with I'd recommend the Romance of the Forest. The story was interested however in that it wasn't focused on one heroine or one hero. There were many characters worth rooting for. I thought the introduction was an oversimplification and a vast stretch to apply this book to Freudian psychology. This edition is quite interesting and includes topics which were taboo in the late 1700s. If you aren't ready to invest in one of Radcliffe's longer novels - there is a lovely Audible edition of the Sicilian Romance that makes a great companion to this book. If you aren't into audiobooks and only plan on reading one Radcliffian novel, I highly recommend The Romance in the Forest.
Chinon
I'm a literature major at the UW, which means I've read quite a few novels over the last few years, both in class and in my personal time. For the most part, it's a morality tale. There's a 'happy ending', it's a bit like a Hallmark movie that way. Overall, it was an alright read. Very well written, some of the characters are really interesting. However, not really my taste.
Aiata
A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliff is a well documented historical novel. It takes place in Sicily and is about the Marquis of Mazzini and his 2nd wife, his son and two daughters. There is much description in this novel and many characters are introduced. It kept my attention though, and had many twists and turns and excitement. I had trouble putting it down. I highly recommend this book.
Arilak
Where to begin? It's Ann Radcliffe. She is a wonderful novelist, and "A Sicilian Romance" is an absolutely beautiful people of Gothic/Romantic literature. I have already recommend this book to everyone I know, and only have one minor complaint, which is the difference in page numbers when compared to a physical novel. However, that is to be expected with any book for Kindle, and did not detract from my reading, nor should it detract from the rating. A fairly easy read (I recommend doing research into the issues raised by the novel to really get a profound understanding), very entertaining, and a great introduction to Gothic literature. Highly recommend for anyone, especially someone looking for a good novel.
Doomwarden
great story book, ahhh take a different journey a the love of a reader ~ loved it
Cobandis
The fun part is the journey though different lands. The lame part is everything else.
Vuzahn
Great book lots if action, romance and twists. Very suspenseful it kept you wanting to read more and more.
British literature while the novel itself had just been born (the structure of it not quite clear to early readers yet so don't let the lack of dialogue breaks annoy you). I only rated 4 stars because Anne Radcliffe takes a huge step into saying certain progressive things (no spoilers) but then steps back to retain the status quo.