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The Italian: Or the Confessional of the Black Penitents
By Frederick Garber (editor), Ann Ward Radcliffe and E. J. Clery (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date October 15, 2008
Pages 423
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199537402
ISBN-10 0199537402
Dimensions 1 by 4.75 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $11.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: First published in 1797, The Italian is one of the finest examples of Gothic romance. The fast-paced, narrative centres on Ann Radcliffe's most brilliant creation, the sinister monk Schedoni, whose past is shrouded in mystery.

From the novel's opening chapters the reader is ushered into a shadowy world in which crime and religion are mingled. In the church of Santa Maria del Pianto in Naples, Ellena Rosalba and Vincentio di Vivaldi first meet; but their love is ill-omened. Leagued against them are the proud and ambitious Marchese di Vivaldi and her confessor Father Schedoni. When Ellena vanishes on the death of her guardian, Vivaldi sets out in pursuit of her across the mountainous regions of southern Italy before himself falling prey to the Holy Inquisition.

This revised and expanded edition explores the novel in the context of British attitudes to Italy and Roman Catholicism in the late eighteenth century with close attention to the novel's style and form.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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Paperback
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Annotated edition from Createspace Independent Pub (June 18, 2014)
9781500231156 | details & prices | 640 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.45 in. | List price $22.00
This edition also contains The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents, The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents, The Italian: Or the Confessional of the Black Penitents
About: The Italian has a dark, mysterious and somber tone, and concerns the themes of love, devotion and persecution by the Holy Inquisition.
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from Oxford Univ Pr (October 15, 2008)
9780199537402 | details & prices | 423 pages | 4.75 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $11.95
About: First published in 1797, The Italian is one of the finest examples of Gothic romance.
from Dodo Pr (April 15, 2008); titled "The Italian; Or, The Confessional of the Black Penitents"
9781409901518 | details & prices | 466 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $32.99
This edition also contains The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents, The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents
About: Ann Radcliffe, nèe Ward (1764-1823) was an English author and a pioneer of the gothic novel.

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