With The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe raised the Gothic romance to a new level and inspired a long line of imitators. Portraying her heroine's inner life, creating a thick atmosphere of fear, and providing a gripping plot that continues to thrill readers today, The Mysteries of Udolpho is the story of orphan Emily St. Aubert, who finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the medieval castle of her aunt's new husband, Montoni. Inside the castle, she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors that threaten to overwhelm her.
Dette er en klassiker om tre unge mennesker som møtes for første gang hos lordkansleren i Chancery overrett. De er de siste ofre i rettssaken mellom Jarndyce og Jarndyce, en sak som har pågått i årevis, og som er i ferd med å knuse de involverte økonomisk, mentalt og moralsk.
Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. He is quick to offer Helen his friendship, but when her reclusive behavior becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation, Gilbert begins to wonder whether his trust in her has been misplaced. It is only when she allows Gilbert to read her diary that the truth is revealed and the shocking details of the disastrous marriage she has left behind emerge...Told with great immediacy, combined with wit and irony, "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" is a powerfully involving read.
In these two chilling stories, Henry James shows himself to be a master of haunting atmosphere and unbearable tension. The Turn of the Screw tells of a young governess sent to a country home to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil within the house, she soon becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. Obsession of a more worldly variety lies at the heart of The Aspern Papers, the tale of a literary historian determined to get his hands on some letters written by a great poet-and prepared to use trickery and deception to achieve his aims.
Labels: Ann Radcliffe, Anne Brontë, Bleak House, Charles Dickens, Fremtidige favoritter, Henry James, klassiker, the Mysteries of Udolpho, the Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Turn of the Screw