The Mysteries of Udolpho
ISBN10: 0199537410 ISBN13: 9780199537419 Contributors: Dobree, Bonamy (Editor); Castle, Terry (Introduction) Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr Published: Nov 15 2008 Pages: 693 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
A best-seller in its day and a potent influence on Sade, Poe, and other purveyors of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Gothic horror, The Mysteries of Udolpho remains one of the most important works in the history of European fiction. After Emily St. Aubuert is imprisoned by her evil guardian, Count Montoni, in his gloomy medieval fortress in the Appenines, terror becomes the order of the day. With its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters' psychological states, The Mysteries of Udolpho is a fascinating challenge to contemporary readers.