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An English novelist known for her works of Gothic romance, she penned the classic work, The Mysteries of Udolpho, which tells the story of a young woman imprisoned by a sadistic villain.
Imbued with rich landscapes and careful attention to the psychic states of the characters, her suspenseful works made Radcliffe one of the most popular writers of her generation.
She published her final work when she was thirty-two years old. She gave no explanation for giving up writing at such a young age; however, theories held that she may have either gone mad or become engaged in secret espionage work.
How did Ann Radcliffe die?
Ann Radcliffe (née Ward; 9 July 1764 – 7 February 1823) was an English novelist and a pioneer of Gothic fiction. Her technique of explaining apparently supernatural elements in her novels has been credited with gaining Gothic fiction respectability in the 1790s.
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|Age of death||58 years|
|Birthday||July 9, 1764|
|Death date||February 7, 1823|
|Place of death||London, United Kingdom|
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