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The Veiled Picture; Or, the Mysteries of Gorgono
Beautiful young Emily D'Orville lives a peaceful existence in the French countryside with her loving parents. But when tragedy strikes and leaves her an orphan, Emily is separated from her true love Angereau and imprisoned in the Castle of Gorgono, her sinister uncle's fortress in the Apennine Mountains. Can Emily escape the horrors of Gorgono, or will she fall victim to S ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published October 18th 2006 by Valancourt Books
(first published 1794)
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Voller's notes seem like a useful introduction for those new to the subject, though he provides frustratingly little information on The Veiled Picture itself, instead emphasizing Udolpho. As a chapbook, The Veiled Picture is also a little disappointingly light -- unlike other chapbook redactions which reorganize storylines or add striking new events, this is a very faithful and thorough redaction. Certainly worth looking at, but not I think representative of chapbooks in general, or overly fasci ...more
Fast paced. It was a little difficult to figure out which character is which because sometimes the names change slightly and some people are in fact other people. Because it is a chapbook version of The Mysteries of Udolpho it was a little too condensed into all fast packed action.