The Romance of the Forest (Oxford World's Classics)

The Romance of the Forest (Oxford World's Classics)


The Romance of the Forest (1791) heralded an important surge within the acclaim for Gothic novels, in a decade that incorporated Ann Radcliffe's later works, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian.
Set in Roman Catholic Europe of violent passions and severe oppression, the radical follows the destiny of its heroine Adeline, who's mysteriously positioned less than the safety of a family members fleeing Paris for debt. They take shelter in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, the place sinister relics of the prior - a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger - are stumbled on in hid rooms. Adeline reveals herself on the mercy of the abbey's owner, a libidinous Marquis whose attentions ultimately strength her to consider get away to far away areas.
wealthy in allusions to aesthetic thought and to trip literature, The Romance of the Forest can also be all in favour of present philosophical debate and examines platforms of idea primary to the highbrow lifetime of overdue eighteenth-century Europe.
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