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By Regina Maria Roche,William D. Brewer

One of the best-selling novels of the nineteenth century and one of many maximum Gothic novels of all time returns to print during this first-ever scholarly edition

Running via no less than 80 versions within the 18th and nineteenth centuries, Regina Maria Roche's The young ones of the Abbey (1796) was once one of many greatest successes of its time, rivalling and maybe even outselling Ann Radcliffe's seminal Gothic The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794).

The heroine of Roche's novel, Amanda Fitzalan, and her brother Oscar, are unlucky siblings defrauded in their rightful inheritance, Dunreath Abbey, by means of a will cast through a depraved relative. Beset on either side via threat, together with the schemes of the haughty Marquis and Marchioness of Rosline and the sinister intentions of the villainous libertine Belgrave, can Amanda reclaim what's rightfully hers and win the affection of the speeding Lord Mortimer?

With a sprawling solid of characters and an elaborate plot that strikes from Wales to eire to England to Scotland, Roche's vintage novel is reprinted right here for the 1st time in over a century. This new version comprises the unabridged textual content of the four-volume 1797 moment variation and an creation and notes via Prof. William D. Brewer, who discusses its effect on Jane Austen and demands reconsideration of Roche as an incredible early Irish novelist.

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