LETTER TO SOPHY RUXTON
(14 August 1792)
MARIA EDGEWORTH (17671849)
Has my aunt [Mrs Ruxton] seen the Romance of the Forest? It has been the fashionable novel here, everybody read and talked of it; we were much interested in some parts of it. It is something in the style of the Castle of Otranto, and the horrible parts are we thought well worked up, but it is very difficult to keep Horror breathless with his mouth wide open through three volumes.
[SOURCE: Maria Edgeworth, Chosen Letters, ed. F.V. Barry (London: Jonathan Cape, 1931), p. 58]
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