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  1. The Haunted Cavern: A Caledonian Tale
    The Haunted Cavern: A Caledonian Tale
    The Haunted Cavern: A Caledonian Tale
    The Haunted Cavern: A Caledonian Tale
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  2. The Haunted Cavern: A Caledonian Tale

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Young Eldred wants nothing more than to marry his beloved Jane. But Jane's father, the cruel Sir James Wallace, has other plans, intending to wed her to the fierce chieftain Donald instead. Donald, jealous of his rival, has Eldred seized and imprisoned in the dungeons of a haunted cavern, where a skeleton, a rusty dagger, and a mouldering manuscript will uncover long-hidden, deadly secrets and reveal the mysterious fate of Eldred's father, Lord Glencairn!

The Haunted Cavern (1795) was the first novel by John Palmer, Jun. (1776-1809), who published it at age nineteen. A "tale of shrieking spectres and bloody murders" (The Critical Review) featuring "gloomy caverns, dismal dungeons, ghastly skeletons, pale ghosts, fierce combats, [and] horrid murders" (The Analytical Review), Palmer's novel is an entertaining example of the type of Gothic fiction that flourished in the wake of Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794). This new edition, the first in almost two centuries, includes a new introduction by Joel T. Terranova, six contemporary reviews of the novel, a facsimile of the original title page, and a reproduction of the frontispiece from the scarce New York edition of 1796.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
John Palmer
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9781939140623
ISBN
1939140625
Label
Valancourt Books
Manufacturer
Valancourt Books
MPN
black & white illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
126
PartNumber
black & white illustrations
PublicationDate
2013-08-27
Publisher
Valancourt Books
Studio
Valancourt Books
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