A Sicilian Romance
by Ann Radcliffe
Publisher: Longman 1809
Number of pages: 189
On the rocky northern shores of Sicily stands a lonely castle, the home of the aristocratic Mazzini family. The marquis of Mazzini has remarried and gone away to live with his new wife, abandoning his two daughters -- sweet-natured Emilia and lively, imaginative Julia -- to wander the labyrinthine corridors alone. His only involvement with their lives is to arrange a marriage between Julia and the cruel Duke de Luovo, even though she loves another.
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