The Castle Of Otranto by Horace WalpoleThe Castle Of Otranto by Horace Walpole

The Castle Of Otranto

byHorace Walpole

Paperback | March 19, 2004

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One of the first, great Gothic novels, and one of the most influential books in literary history, this thrilling tale abounds in adventure, suspense, and supernatural occurrences. In a realm where a villain reigns, mysterious events aid in fulfilling a prophecy that spells doom for the ruler and justice for the rightful heir.
Horace Walpole was born in London on September 24, 1717 and educated at Eton College and Kings College, Cambridge. Upon his return from college, Walpole was elected to Parliament and served until 1768. Walpole opened a private press that published his own works and that of his friends. He is well known for his Gothic romance novel, The...
Title:The Castle Of OtrantoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:March 19, 2004Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486434125

ISBN - 13:9780486434124

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic Gothic I first picked this up because it's heralded as basically the first truly Gothic novel, one that set the pace for all the classics to come after. If you like the Gothic novel style, you won't be disappointed. It isn't a long story, and easy to read. That said, the emotion and description is still relatively complex and compelling. As with any Gothic, much of the emotions are exaggerated, but no less real. The thrill of the family curse and the descent to madness adds the other half of the genre's 'requirements', also adding another layer to the novel itself. I might not recommend this to a casual reader, or a lover of modern horror, but I would definitely recommend this to those who enjoy the genre!
Date published: 2018-06-09