The Recess, Or, A Tale of Other Times
First published in an era when most novels about young women concentrated on courtship and marriage, this novel portrays women involved in political intrigues and overseas journeys. It is set during the reign of Elizabeth I, and features as narrators, fictional daughters of Mary, Queen of Scots.
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affection alike Ann Radcliffe appeared arms behold bosom Cecil charm conduct Court cried danger dared daughter dear death Dornock dreadful Duke duke of Norfolk Earl Elizabeth Ellinor England eyes fancy fatal fate favorite fear fortune Frances Burney gave Goldsmith Gothic Gothic fiction Gothic novel grief hand happy heart Heaven Hester Piozzi hope Hume idea indulgence Kenilworth Kenilworth Castle King knew Lady Arundel Lady Pembroke Lady Southampton Lee's letter London Lord Arlington Lord Burghley Lord Essex Lord Leicester lover Madam marriage Mary Matilda melancholy mind misfortune Mortimer mother nature never noble Norfolk novel once passion perhaps Piozzi pleasure Prince prison Queen of Scots Recess resolved retired Robertson safety secret seemed sense sensible servants shewed sighed silence sister Sophia Lee soul suffer sunk surprize sweet tears tender thee thou thought tion voice wish wretch youth