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The Italian: The Confessional of the Black Penitents
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Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date July 13, 2014
Pages 330
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781500506056
ISBN-10 1500506052
Dimensions 0.75 by 7 by 10 in.
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Original list price $10.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: The Italian or the Confessional of the Black Penitents - A Romance by Ann Radcliffe. The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents (1797) is a Gothic novel written by the English author Ann Radcliffe. It is the last book Radcliffe published during her lifetime (although she did go on to write the novel Gaston de Blondeville, which appeared posthumously in 1826). The Italian has a dark, mysterious and somber tone, and concerns the themes of love, devotion and persecution by the Holy Inquisition. It also deals with issues prevalent at the time of the French Revolution, such as religion, aristocracy and nationality. Radcliffe's renowned use of veiled imagery is considered to have reached its height of sophistication and complexity in The Italian; concealment and disguise are central motifs of the novel. In line with late 18th-century sensibility and its parallel fetishisation of the sublime and the sentimentally pastoral, the heightened emotional states of Radcliffe's characters are often reflected through the pathetic fallacy. The novel is noted for its extremely effective antagonist, Father Schedoni.

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