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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wildside Pr
Publication date September 1, 2003
Pages 420
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781592243556
ISBN-10 159224355X
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
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Original list price $19.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: ". . . all existing lamps are paled by the rising of a fresh luminary order -- Mrs. Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), whose famous novels made terror and suspense a fashion, and who set new and higher standards in the domain of macabre and fear-inspiring atmosphere despite a provoking custom of destroying her own phantoms at the last through labored mechanical explanations. To the familiar Gothic trappings of her predecessors Mrs. Radcliffe added a genuine sense of the unearthly in scene and incident which closely approached genius; every touch of setting and action contributing artistically to the impression of illimitable frightfulness which she wished to convey. A few sinister details like a track of blood on castle stairs, a groan from a distant vault, or a weird song in a nocturnal forest can with her conjure up the most powerful images of imminent horror; surpassing by far the extravagant and toilsome elaborations of others. Nor are these images in themselves any the less potent because they are explained away before the end of the novel. Mrs. Radcliffe's visual imagination was very strong, and appears as much in her delightful landscape touches -- always in broad, glamorously pictorial outline, and never in close detail -- as in her weird phantasies." -- H. P. Lovecraft, "Supernatural Horror In Literature"

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781592247271
 
With Darrell Schweitzer | from Wildside Pr (December 1, 2002)
9781592247271 | details & prices | 420 pages | List price $39.95
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Paperback
Book cover for 9780192837134 Book cover for 9780405060205 Book cover for 9781419180965 Book cover for 9781420950274 Book cover for 9781592243556 Book cover for 9781845880736
 
With Ann Ward Radcliffe | from Digireads.Com (January 1, 2014)
9781420950274 | details & prices | 222 pages | List price $11.99
This edition also contains The Romance of the Forest
from Nonsuch Pub (November 30, 2005)
9781845880736 | details & prices | 380 pages | 5.00 × 6.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $10.00
About: Ann Radcliffe’s Romance of the Forest, first published in 1791, is the epitome of the Gothic novel: a beautiful, orphaned heiress, a dashing hero, a dissolute, aristocratic villain, and a ruined abbey deep in a great forest are combined by the author in a tale of suspense where danger lurks behind every secret trap-door.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419180965 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $30.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Wildside Pr (September 1, 2003)
9781592243556 | details & prices | 420 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $19.95
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With Chloe Chard (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Oxford Univ Pr (June 10, 1999)
9780192837134 | details & prices | 397 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $11.95
About: Leaving seventeenth-century Paris, Adeline seeks refuge in a ruined abbey, where the unwanted attentions of a villainous marquis force her to flee
from Ayer Co Pub (June 1, 1974)
9780405060205 | details & prices | List price $86.00

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