1. Sublime bodies and bodies of law 2. A material transcendence : the Clarissa ideal 3. Femininity and the law of romance : Charlotte Lennox's The female Quixote 4. The discipline of sensibility : Frances Sheridan's The memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph 5. Speaking of dread : Eliza Fenwick's Secresy, or The Ruin on the rock 6. Terror transcendence and control in Ann Radcliffe's The Italian and Charlotte Dacre's Zofloya, or The moor.