Ann Radcliffe

Radcliffe, Ann (Ward)

Ann (Ward) Radcliffe, 1764–1823, English novelist, b. London. The daughter of a successful tradesman, she married William Radcliffe, a law student who later became editor of the English Chronicle. Her best works, The Romance of the Forest (1791), The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794), and The Italian (1797), give her a prominent place in the tradition of the Gothic romance. Her excellent use of landscape to create mood and her sense of mystery and suspense had an enormous influence on later writers, particularly Walter Scott.

See studies by C. F. McIntyre (1920, repr. 1970) and E. B. Murray (1972).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Ann Radcliffe: Selected full-text books and articles

The Mysteries of Udolpho By Ann Radcliffe Dutton, vol.2, 1949
Librarian’s tip: This is volume 2
The Mysteries of Udolpho By Ann Radcliffe Dutton, vol.1, 1949
Librarian’s tip: This is volume 1
The Romance of the Forest By Ann Radcliffe; Chloe Chard Oxford University Press, 1999
Women Writers and the English Nation in the 1790s: Romantic Belongings By Angela Keane Cambridge University Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Domesticating the Sublime: Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Dissent"
The Failure of Gothic: Problems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form By Elizabeth R. Napier Clarendon Press, 1987
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Attractive Persecution: The Mysteries of Udolpho"
Deconstructing the Patriarchal Palace: Ann Radcliffe's Poetry in 'The Mysteries of Udolpho.' By Arnold, Ellen Women and Language, Vol. 19, No. 2, Fall 1996
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Gothic Utopia: Heretical Sanctuary in Ann Radcliffe's the Italian By Tooley, Brenda Utopian Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 2000
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Contesting the Gothic: Fiction, Genre, and Cultural Conflict, 1764-1832 By James Watt Cambridge University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "The First Poetess of Romantic Fiction: Ann Radcliffe"
Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Law of Property By Wolfram Schmidgen Cambridge University Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Five "Ann Radcliffe and the Political Economy of Gothic Space"
Religion, Toleration, and British Writing, 1790-1830 By Mark Canuel Cambridge University Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Holy 'Hypocrisy' and the Rule of Belief: Radcliffe's Gothics"
Ann Radcliffe's Gothic Narrative and the Readers at Home By Mackenzie, Scott Studies in the Novel, Vol. 31, No. 4, Winter 1999
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Ann Radcliffe and Natural Theology By Chandler, Anne Studies in the Novel, Vol. 38, No. 2, Summer 2006
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Women, Revolution, and the Novels of the 1790s By Linda Lang-Peralta Michigan State University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Radcliffe, Godwin, and Self-Possession in the 1790s" begins on p. 89
Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide By Douglass H. Thomson; Jack G. Voller; Frederick S. Frank Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)" begins on p. 349
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