• Title: The Children of the Abbey
  • Author: Regina Maria Roche
  • ISBN: 9780766193710
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
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    The Children of the Abbey Roche sprang to fame with Children of the Abbey which features Amanda and Oscar Fitzalan two young people in love robbed of their inheritance by a forged will Due to the age and scarcity of th
    1796 Roche sprang to fame with Children of the Abbey, which features Amanda and Oscar Fitzalan, two young people in love, robbed of their inheritance by a forged will Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read.

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    1. Roche wrote one of the Gothic novels mentioned in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, I found this lovely 19th century edition of one of her books and bought it. It is just a romance rather than a gothic romance but it was still enjoyable. It took me ages to read as I kept putting it down as the plot kept repeating. The young couple met and fell in love, then something happened to keep them apart and soil the young girl's reputation. All told I think she got together with her would-be-husband and se [...]

    2. The book was published by Valancourt publisher, and is printed in a first ever scholarly edition. Written in 1797,it tells the story of Amanda and Oscar, brother and sister. Their rightful inheritance stolen from them. Colonel Belgrave and his sinister cohorts will stop at nothing to destroy these unhappy siblings.Will Amanda be able to marry her love will Oscar find his sister and clear his name?To quote Professor William Brewer from his introduction readers of "late eighteen and early nineteen [...]

    3. One of my favorite books ever. To correct the blurb, Amanda and Oscar are not in love, they are brother and sister, each of whom is "crossed in love" but not with each other! :) The hero in this book is not too heroic (he's the weakest part, IMO) but the villian is deliciously moustache-twirling, the heroine quite human if very virtuous and her brother, a compelling subplot character who suffers from that same villain. It's a gothic without a ton of blood, evil nuns, etc, but plenty of action, s [...]

    4. I thought I'd never finish this book. Not necessarily because it's that tedious (though it is a bit at times with, as another reviewer points out, the protagonist and her lover being (re)united and separated more than I could count), but because with the start of the academic year procrastination ensued and it took me a while to get into it. Nevertheless, I quite enjoy the story and am interested in studying it further, especially since it was so popular at the time and moves from Wales, to Irel [...]

    5. This is the ur-text to all of Jane Austen. The archaic language is tough to get through. It's sort of like Pride and Prejudice, only Darcy is a bit of a cad who initially tries to get into Elizabeth's panties. Elizabeth is tossed about the British Isles and is almost raped a bunch of times. There are so-called friends who put redefine "mean girls". Basically, the novel is a hoot. If nothing else, it shows how much Austen protected her heroines. Except for Harriet Smith and the gypsies, they neve [...]

    6. This appears to be an original edition - there are no dates anywhere; it was published in New York by "John Burtele Lovell, No. 24 Bong Street."

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