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Who’s the Murderer? or, The Mystery of the Forest

Sleath, E. (2017) Who’s the Murderer? or, The Mystery of the Forest. Richmond, Virginia: Valancourt Books. 9781943910731.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: Cecilia de St. Bertrand, an orphan of obscure origins who as an infant was abandoned to the care of a peasant woman, wants nothing more than to marry her true love, Varàno. But the objections of his father, the Marchese di Varàno, are not the only challenge Cecilia must overcome. Murderous banditti, a bloody corpse, mysterious manuscripts, the terrors of the Inquisition, and imprisonment in a ruined castle at the hands of a debauched count are only a few of the thrilling dangers and surprises Cecilia will encounter. With a narrative that ranges across Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland, from the palaces of the Venetian nobility to the blood-soaked lair of banditti and the dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition, Eleanor Sleath’s Who’s the Murderer? (1802) is a lost classic of Gothic fiction that ranks alongside The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Children of the Abbey. This first-ever reprint features a new introduction by J.S. Mackley.
Additional Information: This is the first time the novel has been published since 1802, and has an introductory essay by J.S. Mackley, who also edited the text.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gothic, Eleanor Sleath, Ann Radcliffe, horrid novels, Northanger Abbey, Mysteries of Udolpho
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR3991 19th century, 1770/1800 - 1890/1900
Creators: Sleath, Eleanor
Editors: Mackley, J S
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Date: 2 July 2017
Date Type: Publication
Series Name: Gothic classics
Place of Publication: Richmond, Virginia
Number of Pages: 530
Language: English
ISBN: 9781943910731
Media of Output: Print publication
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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