Dekker, George G. The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2005. Discusses the importance of British Romanticism to Radcliffe’s work and argues that her fiction represents a sort of “spiritual tourism.”
McIntyre, Clara Frances. Ann Radcliffe in Relation to Her Time. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1920. Reprint. New York: Archon Books, 1970. Useful study of Radcliffe that reviews the facts of her life and surveys her work. Presents contemporary estimates of her novels, considers the novels’ sources, and lists their translations and dramatizations.
Miles, Robert. Ann Radcliffe: The Great Enchantress. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press, 1995. Explores the historical and aesthetic context of Radcliffe’s fiction, with separate chapters on her early works and mature novels. Miles also considers Radcliffe’s role as a woman writer and her place in society. Includes notes and bibliography.
Murray, E. B. Ann Radcliffe. New York: Twayne, 1972. Surveys Radcliffe’s life, drawing from her A Journey Made in the Summer of 1794 Through Holland and the Western Frontier of Germany to illustrate her novels’ geography. Examines the background of the gothic, with its supernatural elements, sentiment and sensibility, and sense of the sublime and the picturesque. Includes notes, a selected annotated bibliography, and an index.
Norton, Rictor. The Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. New York: Leicester University Press, 1999. An important scholarly study of Radcliffe’s life, attempting to fill in the many gaps in previous biographies.
Rogers, Deborah D., ed. The Critical Response to Ann Radcliffe. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994. A good selection of critical essays on Radcliffe. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Smith, Nelson C. The Art of the Gothic: Ann Radcliffe’s Major Novels. New York: Arno Press, 1980. Contains a valuable introduction which reviews the scholarship on Radcliffe between 1967 and 1980. Analyzes the narrative techniques used to craft the gothic tale, and surveys the gothic writers who followed Radcliffe. Includes end notes for each chapter and a bibliography.