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The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne By Ann Radcliffe

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe

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Ann Radcliffe's first novel is set in the Middle Ages among the warring clans of the Scottish Highlands. One of the earliest Gothic tales (1789), it tells of low-born Alleyn's quest for love and honour, and alternates scenes of passionate feeling with breakneck pursuits through the glens.

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne Summary

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne (1789) marked the arrival of a unique talent. It was Ann Radcliffe's first attempt at fiction, and its feuds, cases of mistaken identity, and background of castles and the `sublime' landscape pointed the way forward to the Gothic fantasies of her later years. Set in the Middle Ages against the melancholy beauty of mountains and rugged coasts of the Scottish Highlands, the novel describes the internecine feuds of the warring clan chieftains of Athlin and Dunbayne. Low-born clansman Alleyn pursues his quest for love and honour, helping to rescue Osbert of Athlin and falling in love with Osbert's sister Mary. Breakneck pursuits alternate with scenes of passionate feeling, and the castle itself, in all its romantic sublimity, becomes the true focal point of the novel. Long out of print, this edition of The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne makes all five novels published in Radcliffe's lifetime available to the modern reader. This book is intended for students (third-year undergraduate and postgraduate) studying eighteenth-century literature, Gothic literature, women writers.

About Ann Radcliffe


Alison Milbank is a freelance writer and editor. She has also edited Ann Radcliffe's A Sicillian Romance in World's Classics

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GOR003052435
9780192823571
0192823574
The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1995-04-01
146
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