First published in 1793, "The Castle of Wolfenbach" is the most famous novel written by the English Gothic novelist Eliza Parsons.
One of the seven "horrid novels" named in Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey", The Castle of Wolfenbach is perhaps the most important of the early Gothic novels, predating both "The Mysteries of Udolpho" and "The Monk."
Matilda Weimar flees her lecherous and incestuous uncle and seeks refuge in the ancient Castle of Wolfenbach. Among the castle's abandoned chambers, Matilda will discover the horrifying mystery of the missing Countess of Wolfenbach. But when her uncle tracks her down, can she escape his despicable intentions?