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 portrays women involved in political intrigue, overseas journeys, and warfare, during the reign of Elizabeth I. Features as narrators twin daughters by a secret marriage of Mary Queen of Scots. Bibliography, notes, and emanations. Sun-faded spine. Originally published in 1783. University Press of Kentucky. 2000. 364 pp. Paper. NEW. $20.00