CASTLE OF WOLFENBACH By Eliza Parsons. [And] THE NECROMANCER or the Tale of the Black Forest Founded on Facts Translated from the German of Lawrence Flammenberg by Peter Teuthold. [And] THE MYSTERIOUS WARNING A German Tale by Eliza Parsons. [And] THE MIDNIGHT BELL A German Story Founded on Incidents in Real Life by Francis Lathom. [And] CLERMONT A Tale by Regina Maria Roche. [And] THE ORPHAN OF THE RHINE A Romance by Eleanor Sleath. [And] HORRID MYSTERIES A Story translated from the German of the Marquis de Grosse by Peter Will. Folio Press 1968.
New Ed. 7 vols. Original cloth, enclosed in rubbed slipcase, completely split along lower joint. Edited by Devendra P. Varma. With the 4pp. prospectus. ‘... Several Gothic novels and authors are mentioned in the Austen’s Northanger Abbey, including Fanny Burney and The Monk. Isabella Thorpe gives Catherine a list of seven books that are commonly referred to as the "Northanger 'horrid' novels"; these works were later thought to be of Austen's own invention until the British writers Montague Summers and Michael Sadleir re-discovered in the 1920s that they actually did exist.The list is as follows: Castle of Wolfenbach (1793) by Eliza Parsons. London: Minerva Press. Clermont (1798) by Regina Maria Roche. London: Minerva Press. The Mysterious Warning, a German Tale (1796) by Eliza Parsons. London: Minerva Press. The Necromancer; or, The Tale of the Black Forest (1794) by "Ludwig Flammenberg" (pseudonym for Carl Friedrich Kahlert; translated by Peter Teuthold). London: Minerva Press. The Midnight Bell (1798) by Francis Lathom. London: H. D. Symonds. The Orphan of the Rhine (1798) by Eleanor Sleath. London: Minerva Press. Horrid Mysteries (1796), which is an abridged translation of the Marquis de Grosse's The Genius by Peter Will. London: Minerva Press. (Marquis de Grosse's The Genius or the Mysterious Adventures of Don Carlos de Grandez was later translated by Joseph Trapp in 2 volumes. London: Allen and West, No. 15 Paternoster Row.) All seven of these were republished by the Folio Society in London in the 1960s ...’
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