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by Ann Radcliffe,Frederick Garber,E. J. Clery

eBook The Italian (Oxford World's Classics) download ISBN: 0199537402
Author: Ann Radcliffe,Frederick Garber,E. J. Clery
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 464
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The Italian (Penguin Classics). This is one of Radcliffe's two best novels, the other being "The Mysteries of Udolpho".

The Italian (Penguin Classics). If any copying was done, it was the other way around. At the time Lewis began writing, Radcliffe was the top Gothic novelist, and one of the most popular authors of any genre.

The Italian (Oxford World. has been added to your Cart . An extensive chronology parallels Ann Radcliffe's fascinating life (including false reports of her death from "the horrors") with literary and political events of the time, and includes in an appendix Radcliffe's critical essay, "On the Supernatural in Poetry

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The Italian - World's Classics (Paperback).

The Italian - World's Classics (Paperback). 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.

Published by Oxford University Press, USA (1998)

Published by Oxford University Press, USA (1998). ISBN 10: 0192832549 ISBN 13: 9780192832542.

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The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents (1797) is a Gothic novel written by the English author Ann Radcliffe. It is the last book Radcliffe published during her lifetime (although she would go on to write the novel Gaston de Blondeville, it was only published posthumously in 1826). The Italian has a dark, mysterious, and somber tone which fixates on the themes of love, devotion, and persecution during the time period of Holy Inquisition

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Italian by Ann Radcliffe Paperback Book Free Shipping! By Ann Radcliffe. Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823) is the pioneering author of classic Gothic novels such as The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian, which spawned countless imitators. The Prince (Oxford World's Classics) By Niccolo Machiavelli, Peter Bondanella, Author: Niccolo Machiavelli, Peter E. Bondanella, P. Bondella, Mark Mu ISBN 10: 0192833979. Good A copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact (including the dust cover, if applicable).

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 broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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I have read many classic stories and picked this one up on the suggestion of a friend. This is not a bad book but it is not a great classic either. It is a good story that begins quickly into the plot and does not stop. However, the first half of the book does plot along but the second half moves at a much quicker pace. One is left wondering where the story will end or how the story will end. One wonders what is going to be the story of the leading lady and leading bad guy. Not much in the way of information comes in the first half of the book, but the answers come very quickly near the end. In fact, that is one of the drawbacks of the book - the book ends rather quickly. The characters are not much developed nor are there tangent story lines. This is a one dimensional story but a good one at that. The ending is easy to figure out but it does take a long way to get there. There are some twists and turns that are very good and unexpected. The stories by Willkie Collins are much better - Moonstone, Lady in White, No Name, Armadale and Basil. I would suggest those books over this one. With that being said, this is not a bad book to read if you have some extra time.
Read this book for one of my college English classes and really enjoyed it. I was very skeptical at first because I havnt read very many classics. When first reading the book I didn't like it. The language was very hard to read and understand. However, after getting through the first fifty pages I got used to the writing style and actually started to really enjoy the story. There was so much mystery and supernatural elements and suspense throughout the book that kept my interest. The story was filled with evil characters and good characters fighting for their own gain. The characters were also tightly interwoven in politics and relation that they were not wholly in the know about. Overall once you get used to the language it's a great read and I would recommend it.
Ann Radcliffe – The Italian*** -- Written ca. 1800 by the woman credited to be the originator of the Gothic novel. Mentioned very favourably by Jane Austin in Northanger Abbey. Love story where heroine is below social status of hero whose parents, especially the evil mother, plot to keep them apart. The villain is a monk who is the mother’s confessor and together they plot first to make the heroine a nun then to murder her. The story is quite gripping but it’s interspersed with so much description of scenery and buildings (in beautiful prose) that one skims half the book looking for the next bit of action.
The life of young nobleman Vicentio de Vivaldi isn't the same the moment he catches a glimpse of a woman in a black veil. Ellena is beautiful, graceful and, in spite of her status as an impoverished orphan under her aunt's care, she has class and poise. But that is not enough for Vivaldi's parents. The son of a marquis cannot possibly take such a girl for his wife. When putting Ellena's reputation in question isn't enough, the marchioness takes some drastic measures to ensure a permanent separation. So she gets the help of Schedoni, a well-respected but corrupt monk, to lock Ellena up at a monastery against her will. Before and during these occurrences, a mysterious apparition in a monk's habit often warns Vivaldi. Is it a ghost? Is it friend or foe? And, more to the point, is it Schedoni? Is he playing some sort of sick game with Vivaldi? Twists and turns and big revelations abound.

Set in mid-eighteenth century Naples, this gothic story is about two star-crossed lovers who have to beat an unfair and corrupt system to be together. But this isn't just a romantic gothic tale. The Italian is also a demonstration of the political powers and corrupted religions of its time. It is social commentary, a very insightful and literary one at that. First published in 1796, The Italian is Ann Radcliffe's last and most accomplished novel. To think that she began her writing career because she was bored while her husband traveled for work-related reasons! Well, she did her research and devoted a great deal of time to developing some good stories. This novel is better than her previous two because it doesn't contain as many poems and sonnets as her previous efforts. It's more straight-to-the-point, more showing than telling, much more action-packed and suspenseful. The gothic elements are awesome. You'll love this novel if you're a fan of the genre, especially if you're a fan of classic gothic stories. Take the plunge and read Radcliffe. You won't regret it.
Because I was spending 3 months teaching in Italy, I decided to read a number of books set there. Before choosing The Italian, I read about it, and about its author, Ann Radcliffe. I learned she was a contemporary of Jane Austen, is considered the founder of the gothic genre, and that Austen purportedly wrote Northanger Abbey as a parody of Radcliffe's gothic novels. That was enough to make me want to read The Italian. The writing is florid and overblown, and it took me about the first third to half of the book to really start to enjoy it. From that point forward, I became swept up in the story, and fascinated by historical details of the plot. Instead of irritated, I started to feel charmed by the language and style of writing. This book is definitely not for everyone, but if you enjoy historical fiction, romance, and the writing style of a different era, it may be for you.
Ann Radcliffe invented Gothic that inspired Mary Shelley and Frankenstein. The Italian is dark and mysterious. The monk is freaky. The inquisition is terrifying. GREAT LITERATURE!!!
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"Optimized for Kindle?" Hardly. First of all, this version is missing the opening sequence. Second, it is missing Chapter 5, Volume 1. Third, there are numerous typographical errors, some of which aren't easy to gloss over. This was my very first Kindle purchase, and it makes me wonder why I bought this silly gadget at all.