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Romances, novels, and the classifications of Irish Romantic fiction
Christina Morin

taken to prison, where she witnesses the people who attempt to assist her falling victim, one after another, to revolutionary zeal. At length, she returns to Ireland, disfigured from a near-fatal bout of smallpox, only to be denied by her mother, who is anxious that Sophia retain the inheritance meant for Augusta. When she finally proves her identity and assumes her rightful inheritance, Augusta finds further obstacles presented by her Catholicism. Although she has been careful, on her father's advice, never publicly to reveal her conversion from

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
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Cousins and the changing status of family
Jenny DiPlacidi

Heights , argues against the conclusion of scholars such as David Cecil who suggest that the union of Cathy and Hareton brings a restoration of order to the novel. Instead, she focuses on the ‘ever-present potential for reversion’ in the novel: ‘we cannot assume that the change in Hareton is any more secure’. 102 Nestor’s point about the ‘precarious nature’ of conversion

in Gothic incest