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The Castle of Otranto
     

The Castle of Otranto

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by Horace Walpole
 

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Horror tale by Horace Walpole, published in 1765. The work is considered the first gothic novel in the English language; its supernatural happenings and mysterious ambiance were widely emulated in the genre.

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Horror tale by Horace Walpole, published in 1765. The work is considered the first gothic novel in the English language; its supernatural happenings and mysterious ambiance were widely emulated in the genre.

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BN ID:
2940012194367
Publisher:
qasim idrees
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
258 KB

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The Castle of Otranto 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
slimikin More than 1 year ago
This novel is hilarious. Not intentionally, of course. No, it's meant to be quite dramatic and thrilling, as any good gothic romance should be, but with all the convoluted relationships, intermingled plotlines, and conveniently placed falling helmets, the end result is rather silly. Dramatic and thrilling, certainly, but also undeniably silly. I still can't quite believe it was required reading when I was a high school freshman, but it made for a unique English class experience. The Castle of Otranto is not for everyone, but if you have an interest in the history of gothic novels or just want a zany, unusual read, you might consider picking this up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth readng.i
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seems to be readable! Looking forward to this classic ."first" Gothic.
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