The Mysteries of Udolpho

By Ann Radcliffe

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Publish Date: 1794

Set in France and Italy in the late 16th century, this gothic novel centres on Emily St. Aubert, a young woman who loses her father and is taken in by her aunt and her husband, the evil nobleman Montoni. Montoni is cruel and tries to force Emily to marry his friend, locking her in the castle. But true love is destined to prevail…