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Radcliffe, Ann

Born: 1764
Died: 1843

Summary of Biography

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Biography

Ann Radcliffe was born Ann Ward. She married William Radcliffe. They had no children, and with her husband's encouragement, she wrote fiction to amuse herself. Her Gothic novels, which were extremely popular, tend to involve innocent but heroic young women who find themselves in gloomy, mysterious castles at the mercy of complicated men. They influenced Sir Walter Scott and were parodied by Jane Austen. Radcliffe died in 1823 pneumonia.

This section contains 6 books
The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne
The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne


US$ 18.99
The Poems of Ann Radcliffe
The Poems of Ann Radcliffe


US$ 14.99
Gaston de Blondeville
Gaston de Blondeville


US$ 24.99
The Romance Of The Forest
The Romance Of The Forest


US$ 36.99
A Sicilian Romance
A Sicilian Romance


US$ 19.99
The Mysteries of Udolpho
The Mysteries of Udolpho


US$ 79.98