Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)
Ann Radcliffe was a writer of Gothic novels during the late 18th and early 19th centuries and was largely responsible for making the genre socially acceptable at the time. Many of her works were highly successful during her lifetime, particularly the novel "The Mysteries of Udolpho." This lesson discusses the author of the novel "The Romance of the Forest," Ann Radcliffe.
1) Library research: Have the students research the author Ann Radcliffe. Explore other works she has written, as well as her background. Take a look at critical essays and biographical information to gain insight into her writing and where "The Romance of the Forest" fits in with her other novels.
2) Presentation: Have students get into pairs and prepare a presentation, using their research on Radcliffe and her canon. Have each group read an excerpt from different novels written by Radcliffe, during their presentation. At the...
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