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The Italian

or the Confessional of the Black Penitents

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Author: Ann Radcliffe
Published: 1796
Language: English
Wordcount: 172,516 / 502 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 6,413
Added to site: 2005.08.27
mnybks.net#: 11594
Genres: Romance, Gothic
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to the villa Altieri, to use the permission granted him of enquiring after the health of Signora Bianchi. The expectation of seeing Ellena agitated him with impatient joy and trembling hope, which still encreased as he approached her residence, till, having reached the garden-gate, he was obliged to rest for a few moments to recover breath and composure.

Having announced himself to an old female servant, who came to the gate, he was soon after admitted to a small vestibule, where he found Signora Bianchi winding balls of silk, and alone; though from the position of a chair which stood near a frame for embroidery, he judged that Ellena had but just quitted the apartment. Signora Bianchi received him with a reserved politeness, and seemed very cautious in her replies to his enquiries after her niece, who, he hoped, every moment, would appear. He lengthened his visit till there was no longer an excuse for doing so; till he had exhausted every topic of conversation, and till the silence of Signora Bianchi

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