THE MYSTERIES OF UDOLPHO Mrs Ann Radcliffe In Two Volumes 1949
VOLUME ONE AND VOLUME TWO – EVERYMAN’S LIBRARY 865 AND 866 – Red cloth hardback books with djs – Volume One 336 pages – Volume Two 344 pages. 17.5 x 11.5 x 2 cm each volume approx.
In this, the great-grandmother of mystery novels, first published in 1794, Ann Radcliffe set up a type and a tempting tradition in the English novel. She was mistress of her art, could put a thrill into a bosky grove, and turn a shadow into a thing of terror. She had an extraordinary power in weird scene painting, and every reader and writer of mystery novels should study this unstinted romance.
Everyman’s Library FICTION – The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe – Introduction by R. Austin Freeman in 2 Volumes.
Ann Radcliffe, nee Ward, born in London 1764. Her first work was published in 1789. Died in 1823.
London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. – Made in Great Britain – First Published in this edition 1931. Last reprinted 1949.
The djs have been strengthened to maintain what is left of the original which has saved the cloth book cover although edge and corner knocked from shelf wear. Internally good sound reading copies. Please see photographs.
This gothic horror by Radcliffe is considered an evolutionary work between the enlightenment and idealism, as it is an established horror story. Emily, the protagonist is a young woman of mature thoughts and has deep love for the sublimity of nature. The novel pursues her struggle as she tries to resolve her father's teachings of reserve and temperance with the reckless …
• Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd (1949)
• ASIN: B000ILIAA8
• Package Dimensions: 17.5 x 11.7 x 4.6 cm
SKU AR.AM812 291