Ann Radcliffe (July 9, 1764 – February 7, 1823) was an English author, a pioneer of the gothic novel.
== Attributed ==
Fate sits on these dark battlements and frowns,And as the portal opens to receive me,A voice in hollow murmurs through the courtsTells of a nameless deed.
Motto to the novel, The Mysteries of Udolpho, presumed to be Radcliffe's own composition, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).But hark! what shriek of death comes in the gale, And in the distant ray what glimmering sail Bends to the storm?—Now sinks the note of fear!Ah? wretched mariners!—no more shall dayUnclose his cheering eye to light ye on your way!
The Mysteries of Udolpho, Shipwreck; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 704.
== External links ==
Works by Ann Radcliffe at Project Gutenberg
Listing in 'The Literary Gothic'
Listing in The Victorian Web
Book description for Gaston de Blondeville at Valancourt Books
Listing at Zittaw Press
Biography, links, and e-texts at The Literary Gothic
Biography and brief description of her writing