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"The Unfortunate Victim" is a short story appended to our chapbook entitled Cronstadt Castle. The strange thing about this: Cronstadt Castle uses British spellings, but "The Unfortunate Victim" uses American spellings. As it turns out, this is our first evidence of a London chapbook publisher using an American source to fill space. The Unfortunate Victim ran twice in a periodical called "The Dessert to the True American" under a different title, The Tragical Story of Ludovisio Carantani, A Milanese and His Two Daughters. The first time was in its entirety on December 29, 1798, and the second was serially in two editions of the same magazine, January and February of 1799.
Anonymous, "Source for "The Unfortunate Victim"" (1798). Gothic Archive Sources and Related Materials. 4.