Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error

Book cover
By: (1775-1818)

The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious affair than his melodramatic output, dealing as it does with a fallen woman who is mercilessly blackmailed by a ruthless tyrant when she spurns his advances. Set in Otranto during the High Middle Ages, and featuring fictionalized depictions of historical rulers Robert Guiscard and Michael Ducas , Adelgitha is an archetypal Gothic drama that, while not especially refined or meritorious in terms of quality, still manages to thrill in that deliciously overwrought way that Lewis knew how to sell. Sit down with it during a stormy night, turn off the lights, and prepare yourself for a few hours of treachery, murder, madness and despair! - Summary by Tomas Peter Michael Ducas, Emperor of Byzantium: Tomas PeterRobert Guiscard, Prince of Apulia: Larry WilsonLothair, a Norman knight: ToddHWAlciphron, a Grecian nobleman: Sam MonsenDercetus, a Grecian nobleman: TJ BurnsRainulf, an officer of Guiscard: Son of the ExilesJulian, an officer of Guiscard: Alan MapstoneAdelgitha, Princess of Apulia: Leanne YauImma, Princess of Byzantium: Devorah AllenThe Abbess of St. Hilda: Sandra SchmitClaudia, an Italian lady: SoniaChorus: Roger MelinFemale Peasants: Eva Davis & April6090Narrator: FoonEditor: ToddHW

Stream audiobook and download chapters

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books