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- adj. Of or pertaining to Ann Radcliffe (1764–1823), English pioneer of the Gothic novel.
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And yet the cause, necessarily to be assumed as the sole one assignable, is in its very realism as much charged with that prime element of Radcliffian romance, the mysterious, as any that the ingenuity of the author of the Mysteries of Udolpho could devise.
 He had a younger brother, in a small way also a novelist, and, apparently, in the Radcliffian style, who extra-named himself rather in the manner of 1830 -- Pigault-_Maubaillarck_.
 In the Radcliffian-literary not the Robespierrean-political sense.
Some rather idle talk with the auditors follows, and then there is the above-mentioned Radcliffian explanation, telling how Inès was a real Las Sierras of a Mexican branch, who had actually made her début as an actress, had been, as was at first thought, murdered by a worthless lover, but recovered.
Each of the Radcliffian horrors narrated in the last chapter, though vastly marvellous, most probably originated in some dreadful deed of blood, on which the vulgar and superstitious admiration of excitement of those days delighted to enlarge.
Radcliffian or Monk-Lewisian vein -- perhaps studied more directly from
Southern Europe has no romance in its household literature; has not an organ for comprehending what it is that we mean by Radcliffian romance.