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- DescriptionA desolate castle hides a family's shameful secrets ...On the rocky rthern shores of Sicily stands a lonely castle, the home of the aristocratic Mazzini family. The marquis of Mazzini has remarried and gone away to live with his new wife, abandoning his two daughters - sweet-natured Emilia and lively, imaginative Julia - to wander the labyrinthine corridors alone. His only involvement with their lives is to arrange a marriage between Julia and the cruel Duke de Luovo, even though she loves ather. But that is t the end of Julia's troubles. Strange lights and unearthly groaning ises are coming from parts of the castle that have been locked up for years. Is it occupied by some terrible supernatural power? Or do even darker secrets lie within its depths?
- Author BiographyAnn 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.
- Author(s)Ann Radcliffe
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication28/01/2010
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitlePenguin Classic Romance Thillers
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Classics
- Weight183 g
- Width111 mm
- Height181 mm
- Spine19 mm
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