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Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error

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Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a captivating and thrilling tale of love, betrayal, and redemption. The story follows the journey of the titular character, Adelgitha, as she navigates the consequences of a grave mistake that she made in her past.

Matthew Lewis weaves a complex and suspenseful narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. The character development is well-crafted, and the plot twists are expertly executed, keeping the reader engaged and invested in Adelgitha's fate.

The prose is both eloquent and evocative, transporting the reader back to a time of romance and tragedy. The themes of forgiveness, redemption, and the power of love are beautifully explored throughout the novel, making it a truly unforgettable read.

Overall, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a must-read for fans of historical fiction and gothic romance. Matthew Lewis has crafted a compelling and thought-provoking story that will linger in the minds of readers long after they have finished the book.

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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


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