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The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
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Feb 20, 10

bookshelves: gothic
Read from January 26 to February 20, 2010

I have wanted to read this for years, ever since I first read Northanger Abbey. Now I have to read Northanger Abbey again so I can snicker at all the references. ("I wouldn't tell you for ALL the WORLD!")

I saw that another reviewer said that she appreciated this book more than she liked it, and that is my sentiment exactly. I love how Radcliffe threw everything but the kitchen sink in this book. I admire her knack for creating mystery and suspense. I even got a kick out of how often Emily faints, sometimes remaining unconscious for hours. What a talent!

I did not admire the poetry and I skipped most of it.
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