The Romance of the Forest

The Romance of the Forest

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The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe

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The Romance of the Forest

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Interspersed with some Pieces of Poetry.

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d some dissatisfaction; but the beauty and seeming innocence of Adeline, united with the pleadings of humanity in her favour, and he determined to protect her.

The tumult of emotions which had passed in the bosom of Adeline, began now to subside; terror was softened into anxiety, and despair into grief. The sympathy so evident in the manners of her companions, particularly in those of Madame La Motte, soothed her heart and encouraged her to hope for better days.

Dismally and silently the night passed on, for the minds of the travellers were too much occupied by their several sufferings to admit of conversation. The dawn, so anxiously watched for at length appeared, and introduced the strangers more fully to each other. Adeline derived comfort from the looks of Madame La Motte, who gazed frequently and attentively at her, and thought she had seldom seen a countenance so interesting, or a form so striking. The languor of sorrow threw a melancholy grace upon her features, that appealed immediately to the

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The novel is an interesting book from the 18th century. It's different from books of that century because it derived from the Gothic genre. The characters personaes are distinct from one another. Radcliffe creates a Gothic novel with various themes such as the importance of humanity. For these reasons I enjoyed the novel. The main character Adeline undergoes various adventures which makes it hard to put down the novel.
Not a bad story, lots of action and adventure. It was a little hard for me, as a modern woman, to relate to the heroine's behavoir (i.e., constant fainting)and the conclusion was wrapped up just a little too neatly, but I enjoyed it anyway.