Emily St. Aubert is the only child of a landed rural family whose fortunes are now in decline. Emily and her father share an especially close bond, due to their shared appreciation for nature. After her mother's death from a serious illness, Emily and her father grow even closer. She accompanies him on a journey from their native Gascony, through the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast of Roussillon, over many mountainous landscapes. During the journey, they encounter Valancourt, a handsome man who also feels an almost mystical kinship with the natural world. Emily and Valancourt quickly fall in love.
A pioneer of the Gothic novel, Ann Radcliffes atmospheric tales of forlorn landscapes, haunted ruins and spine-tingling adventures helped the Gothic genre to achieve respectability in the late eighteenth century. This comprehensive eBook presents Radcliffes complete works, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the…
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