Trapped in a gloomy medieval fortress, an orphaned heroine battles the devious schemes of her guardians as well as her own pensive visions and melancholy fancies. Generations of readers have thrilled to this famous Gothic tale from 1794 and its hypnotic pre-Freudian exploration of the psyche.
This classic Gothic novel by the incomparable Ann Radcliffe tells the story of Emily, her lover, Valancourt, and the evil Count Montoni, whose castle Udolpho provides the setting.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: General, Settings, Types of Characters, Love + Relationships + Sex, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Human Qualities + Behavior