THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Mysteries of Udolpho
By Ann Radcliffe

An essay by Richard S. Albright, a professor of English at Shippensburg University, examining this novel in considerable depth, with an emphasis on how the concept of time is employed. Featuring analysis of several excerpts.
An academic article by JoEllen DeLucia of City University of New York discussing the heroine of this novel, as well as the Scots poetry featured throughout its narrative, from within the context of the Scottish Enlightenment.
An Essay by Harriet Blodgett exploring ideological parallels between Radcliffe's novel and Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, with particular attention to the protagonist of Udolpho and the role of sensibility in the text.
A paper by Beatrice Battaglia of the Università di Bologna exploring Radcliffe's representation of Venice in this novel, particularly her use of the picturesque, and its influence on subsequent works.