Critics’ Reviews

“Through Victoria, the femme fatale heroine of her powerful Gothic novel, Charlotte Dacre revels in the uninhibited expression of female desire; for sexual consummation, for psychological and political power, for religious transgression. This novel is superbly edited and introduced by Adriana Craciun.” — Anne K. Mellor, UCLA

“Like other editions in this fine series, this one provides an informative critical introduction, as well as several appendixes featuring notable sources for Dacre’s novel and selections from the reviews it received in 1806.” — Nineteenth-Century Literature

Posted on November 2, 2015