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The Italian (1796)
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The Complete Novels of Mrs Ann Radcliffe: Gaston De Blondeville; The Italian; The Mysteries of Udolpho; A Sicilian Romance; The Romance of the Forest; The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140437541, Paperback)
From the first moment Vincentio di Vivaldi, a young nobleman, sets eyes on the veiled figure of Ellena, he is captivated by her enigmatic beauty and grace. But his haughty and manipulative mother is against the match and enlists the help of her confessor to come between them. Schedoni, previously a leading figure of the Inquisition, is a demonic, scheming monk with no qualms about the task, whether it entails abduction, torture—or even murder. The Italian secured Ann Radcliffe's position as the leading writer of Gothic romance of the age, for its atmosphere of supernatural and nightmarish horrors, combined with her evocation of sublime landscapes and chilling narrative.
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Set against the backdrop of the Inquisition, this Gothic romance from British novelist Ann Radcliffe is sure to please fans of the genre. Protagonists Vincentio di Vivaldi and Ellena di Rosalba fall in love at first sight and attempt to escape the siege of religious persecution and marry. Will they succeed, or will their romance fall prey to the hysteria and senseless destruction that defines the era?
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
An edition of this book was published by Valancourt Books.
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