Cover of: The castle of Otranto | Horace Walpole

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This book is the earliest and most influential of the Gothic novels. 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 favorite among his numerous works. - Back cover.

Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

Series
Oxford English novels

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ3.W165 C22, PR3757.W2 C22

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 110 p.
Number of pages
110

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5930405M
Internet Archive
castleofotrantog0000walp
LC Control Number
64056281
OCLC/WorldCat
359401
Library Thing
51027

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