The Recess: or, a Tale of Other Times.
Edited by April Alliston. Sophia Lee [1750-1824] was headmistress of Bath's finest school for girls. One of the earliest gothic novels, her book The Recess portrays women involved in political intrigue, overseas journeys, and warfare, during the reign of Elizabeth I. An early book in the genre of historical fiction. Features as narrators the twin daughters of Mary, Queen of Scots by a secret marriage. Bibliography, notes, and emanations. Sun-faded spine. Originally published in 1783. University Press of Kentucky. 2000. 364 pp. Paper. NEW. $20.00