No, that’s not a typo! I am two hundred pages short of finishing this book, and I can not continue. Nothing has happened (except lots of crying, fainting, and comma use) or should I say, the same thing keeps happening over and over? I get it. I see the iconic Gothic Heroine, Gothic Hero, and Gothic Villain. I see the circular plot, build up of the uncanny, celebration of the morose, and all of the other things that make this a Seminal Gothic Work. I looked up the end, and I know What Happens (which isn’t much, and not a surprise!).
I don’t think I haven’t finished a book in years. Maybe over a decade! But this is the one that broke me.
I, hope, you’re happy, Ann Radcliffe! <—- (Radcliffian comma use!)