From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Ann Radcliffe (July 9, 1764 - February 7, 1823) was an English author, a pioneer of the gothic novel, best-known for The Mysteries of Udolpho. Sade mentioned her work in his literary essay Reflections on the Novel.
In popular culture
Influence on later writers
- Paul Féval, père used her as his protagonist in the novel Vampire City.
- Jane Austen
- William Makepeace Thackeray
- Sir Walter Scott
- William Wordsworth
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
- John Keats
- Lord Byron
- Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit (1855-7)
- Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White (1860)
- The Brontës
- Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca (1938)
- Witold Gombrowicz's Possessed, or The Secret of Myslotch: A Gothic Novel (1939)
- Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Oval Portrait drew from Udolpho and mentions Radcliffe by name (somewhat disparagingly) in the introduction.
- The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne (1 volume), 1789, gothic novel. ISBN 0-19-282357-4
- A Sicilian Romance (2 vols.) 1790, gothic novel. ISBN 0-19-283666-8
- The Romance of the Forest (3 vols.) 1791, gothic novel. ISBN 0-19-283713-3
- The Mysteries of Udolpho (4 vols.) 1794. ISBN 0-19-282523-2
- The Italian (3 vols.) 1797. ISBN 0-14-043754-1
- Gaston de Blondeville (4 vols.) 1826, reprinted in 2006 by Valancourt Books ISBN 0-9777841-0-X
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