Clermont

Clermont Regina Maria Roche
  • Title: Clermont
  • Author: Regina Maria Roche
  • ISBN: 9780976604846
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • Clermont Regina Maria Roche Clermont Clermont is the story of Madeline a porcelain doll of a Gothic heroine who lives in seclusion from society with her father Clermont whose past is shrouded in mystery One stormy night their solitu
    Clermont is the story of Madeline, a porcelain doll of a Gothic heroine, who lives in seclusion from society with her father, Clermont, whose past is shrouded in mystery One stormy night, their solitude is interrupted by a benighted traveller, a Countess who turns out to be a friend from Clermont s past Madeline goes to live with the Countess to receive her education, bClermont is the story of Madeline, a porcelain doll of a Gothic heroine, who lives in seclusion from society with her father, Clermont, whose past is shrouded in mystery One stormy night, their solitude is interrupted by a benighted traveller, a Countess who turns out to be a friend from Clermont s past Madeline goes to live with the Countess to receive her education, but her new idyllic life soon turns into a shocking nightmare Ruffians attack the gentle Countess, and Madeline is assaulted in a gloomy crypt And to make matters worse, a sinister stranger appears, threatening to reveal the bloody truth of Clermont s past unless Madeline marries him Can she avoid the snares of her wily pursuers, solve the mystery of her father s past, and win the love of her dear De Sevignie This edition of Clermont includes the unabridged text of the novel, based on the first edition of 1798, as well as a new introduction and other supplementary materials About the Editor Natalie Schroeder is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi She teaches courses in Victorian Literature, Dickens, and women s literature.
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    1. Regina Maria Roche 1764 1845 is considered today to be a minor Gothic novelist who wrote in the shadow of Ann Radcliffe She was, however, a best seller in her own time The popularity of her third novel, The Children of the Abbey, rivaled that of Ann Radcliffe s The Mysteries of Udolpho.Her book Clermont was Roche s only real attempt at writing a truly Gothic novel, and is decidedly darker in tone than anything else she wrote Both novels went through several editions and were translated into both French and Spanish source


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    1. This review cannot come at a perfect time because not only did I finish a brillisnt classic but I am writing a review for it on my spankin new laptop Clermont was one of the mos beautiful books I haveever read The emotions, the character, the plot development was all carried out in such an honest, wholesome, and at times terrifying ways that it made you genuinely afraid and at the same time hooked on the edge of your seat wondering if evil will really triumph over good I can understand though n [...]

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    2. Horrid Novels Northanger Abbey , , Ann Radcliffe The Mysteries of Udolpho, , , Ann Radcliffe, Ann Radcliffe , , , , , , .

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    3. One of the seven horrid novels that Isabella Thorpe and Catherine Moreland alluded to in Austen s Northanger Abbey, Clermont is an interesting take on the Radcliffean Gothic novel I was tempted to pick this one up not only because of the JA connection but because Maria Regina Roche was an Irish writer that is probably so obscure now most people have never heard of her The story is text book gothic in that its formula includes dark castles, despicable characters, gloomy weather, poetic landscapes [...]

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    4. An 18th century romantic drama with allusions to the contemporary views on mental health its proportions borders on the epic, with a plethora of secrets that needs to be revealed before Clermont can truly be unveiled.Clermont was one of the bestselling romances of the late 18th century, with several translations and re releases promptly following its initial release on the then infamous Minerva press It was one of Roche s two greatest successes, the other being The Children of the Abbey, which w [...]

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    5. Practically hundreds of Gothic novels came out from 1790 to about 1820 1823 This novel is really outstanding amongst them And all of this author s novels are very good This is a very sweet and moving story, a book which you don t leave on your shelf if you don t finish it first One of my best purchases ever

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    6. Virtuous maidens Gothic mansions Dark secrets Mysterious noises in the night, wicked and lustful gentlemen, gossipy servant girls, grottos and cloisters and handsome young men who wander around the alps playing the oboe How could anyone dislike this book One thing Madeline, sweetheart Contrary to what you might think, women are allowed to ask questions You are allowed to learn stuff Sometimes it s useful, yeah Just a thought Also, contemplating the possibility of eavesdropping, then not actually [...]

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    7. for Jane Austen book club, Feb mtg was unable to manage than half the book excruciating to read.

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    8. Definitely one of the better Gothic novels I ve read

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