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Thread: Ann Radcliffe
June 6th, 2012, 03:45 PM #1
Any other fans of her work? There's just something riveting about her stories, even though they are in many ways cliched damsel in distress tales. However, the fear in her stories is real, an the villains are truly intimidating. Count Montoni was terrifying in Mysteries of Udolpho, and the setting unbelievably three dimensional and vivid.
I can't believe her work is read by so few people, because she was definitely inspirational to Jane Austen and possibly even Daphne du Maurier, among others.