Charlotte Dacre: "The Passions": A Novel in Four Volumes (CYMRU - Gothic Originals) (Hardcover)

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A nineteenth-century epistolary novel about a vengeful woman, available to modern readers for the first time.

In The Passions (1811), Countess Appollonia Zulmer, beautiful, rich, and popular, can have any man she wants, at least until she meets Count Wiemar, who rejects her in favor of Julia, a simple and obedient woman. Despondent and then furious, Appollonia vows revenge on the couple, leading to madness, suffering, and death. An epistolary novel about the destructive power of emotion, The Passions offers new insights into early feminism, romance, and early nineteenth-century religion. It is an engrossing, powerful work of literature, featuring one of the most memorable female villains of all time. This edition makes the engrossing novel available to modern readers for the first time.

About the Author

Jennifer Airey is professor of English at the University of Tulsa and the author of The Politics of Rape: Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage and Religion Around Mary Shelley.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786839619
ISBN-10: 178683961X
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication Date: July 7th, 2023
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: CYMRU - Gothic Originals