Author(s): Ann Radcliffe
This classic novel tells the story of the orphaned Emily St. Aubert who find herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the Castle of Udolpho. A new introduction discusses the Gothic Romance genre, Radcliffe's use of the supernatural and there are explanatory textual notes.
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823) was the leading exponent of Gothic fiction. During her lifetime she published five novels including A Sicilian Romance (1790), The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and The Italian (1797), as well as a collection of European travel writings. Her novels were immensely popular and much imitated. Jacqueline Howard is Co-ordinator of English and Languages at St. Mary's College in Adelaide, South Australia, and author of 'Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach'.