About the Author
Terry Castle is Professor of English at Stanford University.
The first two volumes are rather mind-numbing and I skimmed over much of it.
Very dry and slow moving at first, but once the events and story starts unraveling it's hard to put down - I read it in 3 days time I was soo absorbed.
While this is a Gothic novel, arguably the greatest Gothic novel ever written, it is so much more than that.
Don't really know how to rate the book EXCEPT Amazon charges $.99 for it and one can download it for free from project gutenberg (gutenberg.org). Just FYI,Published 1 month ago by mjd
This book is a literary adventure! A must read for any classic enthusiast. Over the summer I stumbled upon Ann Radcliffe and The Mysteries of Udolpho by reading Jane Austen's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by TeamDowager
The Mysteries of Udolpho is a fantastic book for lovers of a great gothic romance. Austen's reference to The Mysteries of Udolpho in Northanger Abbey was intriguing and led me to... Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Pamela
Amazon always makes it easy to buy books, whether used or new. It's a safe site and I always go there first for books.Good prices, quick delivery.Published on August 27, 2011 by Tlea
The novel unfolds like a dream and is just as compelling. The characters are elegantly, perfectly, exquisitely drawn. Read morePublished on May 5, 2011 by Conan
This book was popular in its day. It was also a prototype for the Gothic romance.
On the other hand, it is a terrible book. Read more
Phew! I finally finished this book. It took me nearly three months to finish--which is ridiculous. Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by Currer Bell
This is the 2nd Ann Radcliffe novel I have and although it a slower read than the Italian, it is very much an Ann Radcliffe novel. Read morePublished on July 26, 2010 by Adina Bernstein
Set amidst the glorious backdrop of Europe's natural beauty, Mysteries of Udolpho is the penultimate classic romance of terror and adventure. Read morePublished on April 6, 2010 by Trash Winters