The Romance of the Forest & Nothanger Abbey
After being abandoned by the man she believes to be her father, Adeline St. Pierre finds precarious refuge with Pierre de la Motte and his family. Although La Motte is himself fleeing Paris to escape imprisonment, he agrees to take Adeline with them. Circumstances force La Motte and the others to settle in a remote, desolate abbey within the depths of the forest of Fontanville.
The travelers' initial relief is disturbed by the arrival of the Marquis de Montalt, owner of the forest. While Adeline is haunted by terrifying, mysterious dreams, La Motte becomes entangled in the corrupt schemes of his new-found benefactor.
About the Author
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), called "the first poetess of romantic fiction" by Sir Walter Scott, was the most popular and well-paid novelist of her time. Her work influenced an entire generation of writers as well as refining the Gothic genre itself.
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Her biting social commentary and masterful use of both free indirect speech and irony eventually made Austen one of the most influential and honored novelists in English Literature.
- Hardcover: 506 pages
- Publisher: Raduga Publisher (1983)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004ZU6E42
- Package Dimensions: 8 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches