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The Castle of Otranto By Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

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First published pseudonymously in 1764, "The Castle of Otranto" purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades. It gives a series of catastrophes, ghostly interventions, revelations of identity, and exciting contexts. It includes a new introduction and notes.

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The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story by Horace Walpole

First published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades. In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the second edition, `to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern'. He gives us a series of catastrophes, ghostly interventions, revelations of identity, and exciting contests. Crammed with invention, entertainment, terror, and pathos, the novel was an immediate success and Walpole's own favourite among his numerous works. His friend, the poet Thomas Gray, wrote that he and his family, having read Otranto , were now `afraid to go to bed o'nights'. The novel is here reprinted from a text of 1798, the last that Walpole himself prepared for the press. This book is intended for students of Gothic literature, eighteenth-century literature from undergraduate level upwards.

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GOR004073426
9780192823519
0192823515
The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story by Horace Walpole
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1996-11-01
163
N/A
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