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Count Roderic's Castle, Or, Gothic Times

Count Roderic s Castle Or Gothic Times A deadly paleness overspread the countenance the eyes were hollow and sunk the hair was clotted with blood with which his garments were also stained and the light which Anselmo had descried proceed

  • Title: Count Roderic's Castle, Or, Gothic Times
  • Author: Anonymous Hannah Doherty Hudson
  • ISBN: 9781943910595
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • A deadly paleness overspread the countenance the eyes were hollow, and sunk the hair was clotted with blood with which his garments were also stained, and the light which Anselmo had descried, proceeded from a taper which he held in his hand Set in medieval Lombardy, this is the story of the trials and tribulations of the virtuous Rhinaldo and his beloved Isabel The A deadly paleness overspread the countenance the eyes were hollow, and sunk the hair was clotted with blood with which his garments were also stained, and the light which Anselmo had descried, proceeded from a taper which he held in his hand Set in medieval Lombardy, this is the story of the trials and tribulations of the virtuous Rhinaldo and his beloved Isabel The barbarous usurper Astolpho has seized the throne, murdering Rhinaldo s father, Count Roderic, and imprisoning Isabel under the guard of the abominable Rhodolpho Can Rhinaldo win back his birthright and save his true love With a fast paced plot that features many of the elements for which the Gothic novel is known brave heroes and detestable villains, ancient castles, dark dungeons, and a vengeful spectre Count Roderic s Castle 1794 was one of the most popular of the early Gothic novels issued by the famous Minerva Press This edition, the first in over 150 years, includes a new introduction by Hannah Doherty Hudson Those readers who can find pleasure in things new, strange, and terrible, will be much gratified by a visit to Count Roderic s Castle Monthly Review

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    1. First published in 1795 by William Lane's Minerva press, this gothic has the most action of any that I've read. Rhinaldo searches for the murderer of his father, the true king, and the abductor of his love, Isabel. With all 18th century Gothics, there are castles, ghostly images and villains. I think the secret in reading and enjoying these novels, the reader has to imagine themselves reading by candlelight in the 1700's.Like all Valancourt publications the editing and introductions are excellen [...]

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