She was born in
- A Highland Story (1789), her first novel;
- A Sicilian Romance (1790) which gives a poetic vision and historical detail of Sicilian sensibilities;
- A Romance of the Forest (1791) rich in detail of 19th century Roman Catholicism and oppression, it deals with Adeline’s adventures after her arrival in Paris where she takes refuge(= si rifugia) in an isolated abbey, sees mysterious ruins (= rovine) and struggles to escape its owner’s attempts (= tentativi) to imprison her
- Her masterpieces (= capolavori) are The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794), and The Italian: or, The Confessional of the Black Penitents (1797) published posthumously.