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  Ann Radcliffe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ann Radcliffe (July 9, 1764 - February 7, 1823) was an English author, a pioneer of the gothic novel.
She was born Ann Ward in Holborn, London, England, Kingdom of Great Britain.
She married William Radcliffe, an editor for the English Chronicle, at Bath in 1788.filthy little bitch she only had a bath once dirrtttyyyyy basstard The couple were childless.
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 Ann (Radcliffe) Mowlson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lady Anne Moulson (sometimes "Ann" and/or "Mowlson"), born Anne Radcliffe (sometimes "Radclyffe") (?-1661), was an early benefactor of the fledgling colonial Harvard College.
She is remembered today in the name of Radcliffe College.
In 1600 she was married to Thomas Moulson, an alderman and member of the Grocers' Company who served as Lord Mayor of London in 1634.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ann_(Radcliffe)_Mowlson   (158 words)

 The Life of Ann Radcliffe
Radcliffe's family background of Rational Dissent, notably the intellectual élite of the Unitarians, is thoroughly documented, and its influence upon her writing is explored.
Ann Radcliffe's immense popularity gave rise to an extensive debate, found in contemporary diaries as well as literary journals, as to whether or not gothic novels, including hers, tend to deprave and corrupt their readers.
It was Mrs Radcliffe who established the female novelist's claim to an equal rank with men in the literary world; it was she as much as Mary Wollstonecraft who was responsible for establishing the rights of literary women, and the rights of heroines to move through their fictional domains with as much liberty as heros.
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 Ann Radcliffe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
More recent critics of of Radcliffe have demurred from the earlier perception of her as the high priestess of sensibility and of her novels as an affirmation of the value of sensibility; what Radcliffe is really doing, they suggest, is pointing out the dangers of excessive sensibility.
Radcliffe's heroines fall into the category of the traveling heroine, "who moves, who acts, who copes with vicissitude and adventure." Threatened and beset, the heroine is forced to flee her home or her refuge; her flight allows her to experience exciting adventures.
Radcliffe was an innovator in her use of the supernatural and landscape; she also showed how suspense could be used to structure a novel.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /english/melani/novel_18c/radcliffe   (2135 words)

 Ann Radcliffe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ann Radcliffe was born in Holborn, London on July 9, 1764 in the parish of St. Andrew's.
Prior to her marriage, Ann Radcliffe had a love for reading and poetry, which was a common characteristic of young ladies in good society.
Radcliffe gave her some refreshment with which she gratefully received, saying, "There is some substance in that." She soon fell asleep, but was found breathing deeply two hours later, and was unable to be awoken.
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There is not much known about the life of Ann Radcliffe except that she was one of the most acclaimed and contraversial female novelists of her time.
Ann Radcliffe also wrote "Graveyard Poetry" which was an invention of the first half of the Eighteenth Century and would come to influence all of gothic literature, turing death and the grave into some of the most attractive characteristics of Gothic literature.
Ann Radcliffe's poetry introduced readers to things beyond aesthethics and pulled then into the realm of mystery, the supernatural, and the unnatural.
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 Chawton House Library and Study Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Radcliffe had suffered from asthma for the past twelve years and her death on 7 February 1823 may well have been the result of a fatal attack.
Ann Radcliffe was buried in a vault in the Chapel of Ease belonging to St. George’s, Hanover Square, in Bayswater, London.
Ann Radcliffe’s final novel was written in 1802 but never published in her lifetime.
www.chawton.org /biography.php?AuthorID=36   (2405 words)

 Session 9 - Conference Abstracts
Ann Radcliffe's five Gothic novels, published in the 1790's, were translated into several languages and became bestsellers throughout Europe.
Radcliffe's writing, especially her ability to create an atmosphere of evil and malice that constantly threatens her hero/ines, impressed and influenced a truly diverse group of writers and thinkers including Samuel Johnson, the Marquis de Sade, Hester Piozzi, Matthew "Monk" Lewis, Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Jane Austen.
Radcliffe was the product of a middle class, conservative education, her novels foregrounded the division between a Catholic, aristocratic court and country society and a secular, middle class, increasingly urban society.
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 Ann Radcliffe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Not much is known about her life, except that she was the wife of an Oxford graduate, and that she wrote her weird and mysterious tales beside a blazing fire in a quiet room to enliven her long, solitary winter evenings.
As interest in Gothic Literature grows, devotion to Ann Radcliffe continues to increase, yet resources about this author and her influence are slow to come.
Radcliffe's novels are available from this introduction to Gothic Literature.
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 Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823)
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823) was the leading writer of Gothic fiction of her time.
Ann Radcliffe was greatly influenced by the Italian landscape painter, Salvator Rosa.
Like the works of Ann Radcliffe, who he heavily influenced, Rosa intended to create a feeling of awe and the sublime in the minds of his audience.
www.jahsonic.com /AnnRadcliffe.html   (522 words)

 AgorA -- Articles Current Issue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anne K. Mellor argues that while their male counterparts were concerned with "the development of an autonomous self," independent of relations to others, women Romantic writers "typically endorsed a commitment to a construction of subjectivity based on alterity" (3).
Interestingly enough, Radcliffe's heroine has been taught that the name of the father is "sacred" (236) and unspeakable, a ruse by the women responsible for her that is intended to keep her from being discovered/destroyed by the authority of this unnatural step-parent.
Radcliffe's relating of maternal absence with the heroine's initial status as Other coincides with Simone de Beauvoir's argument in The Second Sex, namely that one significant cause behind women's subjugation is that they are alienated from one another by patriarchal culture, and that the estrangement results in an inability to form a jointly empowering collectivity.
www.humanities.ualberta.ca /agora/Articles.cfm?ArticleNo=164   (6712 words)

 Gothic Fiction - Introduction
Radcliffe was the only child of William and Ann Oates Ward who, her first biographer (presumed to be Thomas Noon Talfourd) is careful to say, "though engaged in trade were allied to families of independent fortune and high character".
Although Radcliffe's first novel was barely noticed by the critics, her third was so popular that she received the sum of £500 for her fourth, The Mysteries of Udolpho.
Radcliffe was so retiring, and so few of her letters and diaries are extant, that it remains unclear why, after the publication of The Italian, at the height of her fame, she published no further novels.
www.adam-matthew-publications.co.uk /digital_guides/gothic_fiction/Introduction6.aspx   (1119 words)

 Ann Radcliffe, 1860
Upon hearing this petition in presence of the parties or their advocates and it appearing that Ann Radcliffe of the town of Ramsey departed this life a widow and intestate leaving Thomas Radcliffe, Anne.
William Allen Witnessed by H. Gill Whereas Ann Radcliffe of Ballaradcliffe in the parish of Andreas some time since departed this life intestate and administration of her estate was on the 17th day of February 1860 granted to Thomas Corkill of Ramsey who duly proceeded and has wound up the said estate according to law.
And the said John Killip of the Rock and Thomas Radcliffe of Ballaradcliffe being guardians of the said George Killip the other party entitled as aforesaid and who is a minor under the age of twenty one years.
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 Ann Radcliffe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), novelist and poet, was born in London the daughter of a tradesman.
Other writers who were strongly influenced by Ann Radcliffe included The Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) and Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), who described her as 'the first poetess of romantic fiction', a 'mighty magician', and 'the Great Enchantress'.
Ann Radcliffe's writing was referred to as 'the Terrorist System of Writing', 'the hobgoblin-romance' and later, as a tribute to her influence, the Gothic genre was referred to as 'the Radcliffe romance'.
www.heureka.clara.net /art/radcliff.htm   (2086 words)

 The Literary Gothic | Ann Radcliffe
Hugely popular Gothic novelist of the 1790s (and beyond), Radcliffe crafted a brand of explained supernaturalism (which owed not a little to the early novels of Charlotte Smith) that struck a chord with British readers during the anxious 1790s.
Radcliffe suddenly quit writing despite ongoing fame and significant financial reward; her later reclusiveness, which may well be attributed to a nervous breakdown, and her acute lifelong sense of propriety, decorum, and reserve have left us with no known portraits or likenesses.
Anne Radcliffe has received a lot of scholarly attention lately, much of it quite valuable.
www.litgothic.com /Authors/radcliffe.html   (642 words)

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It never could be our intention to depreciate the genius of Ms Radcliffe; for if our Correspondent will re-examine the introductory sentences of the Review in question, he will find such a compliment paid to the powers of her imagination as we seldom condescend to pay to any writer whatever.
Gibbon's history is liable to the same objection,' and though it does not derogate, on the whole, from the charms of that elegant work, yet it is an error in composition, against which writers in general ought to be on their guard, and young writers in particular, who, without the same powers as Mr.
Radcliffe; but we were not totally blind to the difficulties which even she would have to encounter, in order to keep up the interest she had created in that work, and in the *Romance of the Forest*; and the present publication confirms our suspicions.
www.english.upenn.edu /~mgamer/Etexts/coleridge.reviews   (7028 words)

Examines Radcliffe's use of the sublime, the beautiful, and the picturesque "for the purpose of developing a religious aesthetic that will guide the reading of her works." Topics include the sublimity of ruins, Radcliffe's villains, natural beauty, and various instances of the "false sublime" in her novels.
Radcliffe "experiments with contemporary ideals of femininity with a growing confidence and with the growing conviction that the contemporary ideal of propriety was inherently flawed." Through her heroines Radcliffe "envisions an new ideal of femininity."
Criticism of Radcliffe from her own day to the present reveals that she was one of the most important novelists of her era.
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 Mary Anne Radcliffe (1746? - after 1810)
Born to a seventy-year-old father and thirty-year-old mother, Radcliffe inherited a considerable fortune from her father which was intrusted to 2 guardians upon her father’s death.
After trying several alternatives, Radcliffe sent her sons away to school, left her daughters with her mother, and moved to London where she sold the last of the family possessions, the family silver.
Forced to find gainful employment, a humiliating situation for which she was not prepared, Radcliffe eventually found a position as governess to a Scottish aristocratic family, her youngest daughter was sent out to learn dressmaking, and her husband took a position as steward.
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 Ann Radcliffe: An Evaluation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823) was enormously popular in her day.
Her use of Gothic techniques, her ability to arouse terror and curiosity in her readers by introducing events which are apparently supernatural, but which are afterwards carefully explained by natural means, was widely imitated but never surpassed.
Radcliffe had read Burke on the sublime and the Picturesque, and became a pioneer in the fictional use of landscape.
www.victorianweb.org /previctorian/radcliffe/intro.html   (74 words)

 NYSL: Hammond Collection - Ann Ward Radcliffe: The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Radcliffe's followers admired her poetic descriptions of scenery in countries she had never visited.
The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and The Italian (1797) firmly established Radcliffe as a major literary talent.
She was, De Quincy put it, "the great enchantress of that generation." Then in 1800 at the peak of her powers she retired to the English countryside with her husband William.
www.nysoclib.org /collections/radcliffe_ann.html   (301 words)

 Ann Radcliffe --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Radcliffe's father was in trade, and the family lived in well-to-do gentility.
In 1787, at the age of 23, she married William Radcliffe, a journalist who encouraged her literary pursuits.
Called “the first poetess of romantic fiction” by Sir Walter Scott, she stood apart in her ability to infuse scenes of terror and suspense with an aura of romantic sensibility.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9062384   (654 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: The Ann Radcliffe Trust Starts Grant Process
After a year packed with meetings and paperwork, the Ann Radcliffe Trust is now up and running, with its first ever grants process well underway.
All of Radcliffe's ties with undergraduates were severed when the former women's college merged with Harvard last October.
The dean of newly formed Radcliffe Institute sits on the board that supervises the Trust's activity board, and Avery said future Radcliffe funding for the Trust will likely be the decision of incoming Radcliffe Dean Drew Gilpin Faust, scheduled to take the reigns at Radcliffe in January.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=101734   (579 words)

 Ann Radcliffe - Penguin Books Authors - Penguin Books
ANN RADCLIFFE was born in 1764, the daughter of a London tradesman.
In 1786 she married William Radcliffe, later the manager of The English Chronicle.
Despite the sensational nature of her romances and their enormous success, Radcliffe and her husband lived quietly - she made only one foreign journey and barely glimpsed the Alps that she wrote about so vividly.
www.penguin.ca /nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,0_1000026459,00.html   (196 words)

 Amazon.com: The Romance of the Forest (Oxford World's Classics): Books: Ann Radcliffe,Chloe Chard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Today Ann Radcliff is known for two thrilling Gothic novels -- 'Mysteries of Udolpho' (1794) and 'The Italian' (1797) -- but her talent was first recognized by 'The Romance of the Forest' (1791).
If you have read Radcliff, you find in 'Romance of the Forest' her distict touch here and there, which she was to develop in her later works.
Radcliffe generally manages the plot and action so that the chief impression is a sense of the young heroine's incessant danger.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0192837133?v=glance   (1896 words)

 Amazon.com: The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne (The World's Classics): Books: Ann Radcliffe,Alison Milbank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ann Radcliffe's first novel is set in the Middle Ages against the melancholy beauty of mountains and rugged coasts of the Scottish Highlands, tells the story of the warring clan chieftains of Athlin and Dunbayne.
This was Radcliffe's first novel, and became the model for many of her later works, as well as the works of many other novel writers.
Ann Radcliffe's short novel "The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne", provides the perfect first taste of a gothic novel.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0192823574?v=glance   (1592 words)

 Radcliffe, Ann (Ward) on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
RADCLIFFE, ANN (WARD) [Radcliffe, Ann (Ward)] 1764-1823, English novelist, b.
The daughter of a successful tradesman, she married William Radcliffe, a law student who later became editor of the English Chronicle.
Heroes to swoon over; Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe.
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 Ann Radcliffe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ann Radcliffe could easily be considered the first lady of the gothic mode.
Radcliffe wrote a number of novels during the 1790's, the most famous of these being The Mysteries of Udolpho.
In this novel she made famous the device of using scenery as oppressive and malevolent.
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