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The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto

Presented here with extra material about the author's life and works, notes and bibliographic information, The Castle of Otranto was the first and most influential novel of the eighteenth-century Gothic revival

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ISBN 9781847497598
Published 4 February 2019 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Walpole, Horace
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ISBN-13 9781847497598
ISBN-10 1847497594
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 4 February 2019
International Publication Date 25 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Walpole, Horace
Category Horror & Ghost Stories
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Horror & Ghost Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When Conrad, son of Prince Manfred of Otranto, is killed in mysterious circumstances on his wedding day, his father, fearing his line is at an end, declares that he will divorce his wife and marry his late son's intended bride. Soon, however, this planned union brings about a series of supernatural events, tragic misunderstandings and cold-blooded murder. Presented as the translation of a medieval Italian text from the time of the crusades, The Castle of Otranto was the first and most influential novel of the eighteenth-century Gothic revival, and introduced several of what became its most recognizable tropes. This edition contains extra material about the author's life and works, notes and bibliographic information

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I have received The Castle of Otranto... It engages our attention here, makes some of us cry a little, and all in general afraid to go to bed o'nights. -- Thomas Gray
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Oxford (1717-97), was a writer, antiquarian and Whig politician best known for his letter-writing and for The Castle of Otranto, the first Gothic novel.

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