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The Italian: Or the Confessional of the Black Penitents: a Romance
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date September 27, 2015
Pages 298
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781517537135
ISBN-10 1517537134
Dimensions 0.68 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Original list price $12.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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9781517537135 | details & prices | 298 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.68 in. | List price $12.95
About: The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents (1797) is a Gothic novel written by the English author Ann Radcliffe.

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