Ann Ward Radcliffe
A Sicilian Romance (1790) is a novel by Ann Radcliffe. Published anonymously, Radcliffe's second novel is a tragic story of love and murder set in the sublime landscape of the Sicilian coast. Considered an essential work of Gothic fiction, A Sicilian Romance is an early example of her prowess as a leading novelist of suspense and the supernatural. "As I walked over the loose fragments of stone, I recurred, by a natural association of ideas, to the...