History Literature / TheMysteriesOfUdolpho

10th Dec '15 6:40:00 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest: Actually scores pretty well in this regard. Emily and Annette talk more about the mysterious things scaring them in the castle and a possible escape than romance and Emily's later encounter with women has her less interested in discussing Valencourt and more interested in discovering her family history.
1st Jan '15 7:20:25 AM Vandegraff1
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* AntiClimax: Seven hundred pages of buildup about what could be behind that sinister Black Veil, and it turns out to be a [[spoiler:hunk of painted wax]]. Surely that was a let-down even for innocent young ladies of RegencyEngland.

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* AntiClimax: Seven hundred pages of buildup about what could be behind that sinister Black Veil, and it turns out to be a [[spoiler:hunk [[spoiler:figure of painted wax]].wax, placed as a ''memento mori'' to keep a past lord of the house humble]]. Surely that was a let-down even for innocent young ladies of RegencyEngland.
6th Dec '12 11:58:42 AM Lale
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* RichBitch: Madame Cheron and the Countess.

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* RichBitch: Madame Cheron and the Countess. Countess.
* ScoobyDooHoax: Started the trend of having the supernatural events in Gothic novels eventually turn out to have rational explanations, especially, as is the case here, humans using it to hide something.
26th Jul '12 12:49:09 PM AliceTRoyal
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*AntiClimax: Seven hundred pages of buildup about what could be behind that sinister Black Veil, and it turns out to be a [[spoiler:hunk of painted wax]]. Surely that was a let-down even for innocent young ladies of RegencyEngland.
29th Feb '12 1:31:22 PM Miriam
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* LockedRoomMystery: Ludovico disappears from one.



* RichBitch: Madame Cheron.

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* RichBitch: Madame Cheron.Cheron and the Countess.
5th Feb '12 2:14:52 PM nombretomado
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While much parodied and lambasted for its extravagant, overdramatic writing style (see Jane Austen's ''NorthangerAbbey''), ''Mysteries of Udolpho'' remains one of the seminal works of Gothic literature and is the basis for nearly all Gothic fiction written afterwards.

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While much parodied and lambasted for its extravagant, overdramatic writing style (see Jane Austen's ''NorthangerAbbey''), ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey''), ''Mysteries of Udolpho'' remains one of the seminal works of Gothic literature and is the basis for nearly all Gothic fiction written afterwards.
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