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The Old English Baron
     

The Old English Baron

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by Clara Reeve
 

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The Old English Baron is an early gothic novel by the English author Clara Reeve. It was first published under this title in 1778 although it had anonymously appeared in 1777 under its original name of The Champion of Virtue.
Reeve noted in the 1778 preface that,
"This Story is the literary offspring of the Castle of Otranto, written upon the same plan, with a

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The Old English Baron is an early gothic novel by the English author Clara Reeve. It was first published under this title in 1778 although it had anonymously appeared in 1777 under its original name of The Champion of Virtue.
Reeve noted in the 1778 preface that,
"This Story is the literary offspring of the Castle of Otranto, written upon the same plan, with a design to unite the most attractive and interesting circumstances of the ancient Romance and modern Novel, at the same time it assumes a character and manner of its own, that differs from both; it is distinguished by the appellation of a Gothic Story, being a picture of Gothic times and manners.”
The story follows the adventures of Sir Philip Harclay, who returns to medieval England to find that the castle seat and estate of his friend Lord Lovel have been usurped. A series of revelations, horrors and betrayals climax in a scene of single combat in which good battles evil for the return of the prize.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013240230
Publisher:
Robin Michell
Publication date:
10/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
118 KB

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The Old English Baron 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Junbled mess of gibberlish and symbols. Garbage.
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