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RADCLIFFE, ANN. - The Italian, or, The Confessional of the Black Penitents. A romance.

Dublin, printed for P. Wogan &c 1797. Two volumes 12mo contemporary sheep (some insect chewing of leather around the spines). Some browning and signs of use but a pleasing enough original copy. ¶ First Irish edition, hard on the heels of the London edition. Having never recovered from The Mysteries of Udolpho and the wonder and awe it produced in me - I still wonder how it didn't kill the Romantic movement stone dead and I had an awful urge to slap Emily every time she trembled in ecstacy faced with a slice of nature - I'm unable to face The Italian. The conflicting opinions of it being her both her best and her worst book make it a bit intriguing.
AUD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 543.5 US$ 613.74 | £UK 472 | JP¥ 69910] Book number 9599

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