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The book is a short, good read and very entertaining. I don’t know why but it just had that sort of feel to it. The plot works its way through and some loose ends are tied up; with the odd untimely death and the realisation that as always the rich can get away with murder! Walpole thought that portraying the first wife as an extreme doormat was just what the story needed. Open Preview See a Problem? As it happens The Castle of Otranto is actually the first novel that in its second edition was published as “Gothic Novel” and wo I while ago I read Northanger Abbey and while I enjoyed it I also felt like missing out on half of the jokes because while was vaguely aware that Gothic novels meant scary old castles, fair maidens and old curses I had never read one of them.

The final connection from Otranto to Shakespeare lies in the role that the servants play. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night! This Story is the literary offspring of The Castle of Otrantowritten upon the same plan, with a design to unite the most attractive and interesting circumstances of the ancient Romance and modern Novel.

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The first edition was well received by some reviewers who understood the novel as belonging to medieval fiction, “betweenthe era of the First Crusadeandthe date of the last”, as the first preface states; and some referred to Walpole as an “ingenious translator”.


Stopped by this apparition from doing something hasty – like trying to marry the gorgeous Matilda, for instance, that sinful dog! It really is a landmark in popular literature, and a triumph for the Gothic elements of storytelling over the seriousness of Enlightenment writers.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Because the book is so short, there’s very little time to develop the characters. Taken out of historical context, The Castle of Otranto is a fun escape into knights, xe, curses, magic, dynasties, rivalries, and terror. I was so engrossed with my tale But, I thought you didn’t see it. He uses the Shakespearean idea of making the ghost the teller of truth.

Another read for my research into early horror as I work on my own supernatural Victorian tale, but in the ee I have to agree with Lovecraft’s assessment in his Supernatural Horror in Literature that Walpole’s style is insipid and full of silly melodrama. Granddaddy of them all, you were worth the effort. Retrieved September 19, View all 5 comments. It’s not difficult to horacee why Otranto is still an important book today.

All the action takes place, by my estimation, within a day or two. I pay the price of usurpation for all! View all 62 comments. Unidad Editorial February Language: Isabella the intended but let’s be fairreluctant bride, a noblewoman, daughter of Frederick, fighting in the Holy Land.

Take Hippolita – “It is not ours to make election for ourselves; heaven, our fathers, and our husbands, must decide for us. Henry VIII had both married his brother’s wife Catherine of Aragon and later dissolved that marriage due to Catherine’s inability walpooe produce a male heir that lived to adulthood.

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First off, weird things happen. This rather surreal novel is considered the birth mother of gothic fiction.

All of the characters came to life, and all were differentiated enough the character tags were unnecessary. Mostly I felt that I’d have enjoyed this more if someone would write this as a screen play and present it in the style of a Carry-On film.


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In this way, the novel is a comic thriller. Want to Read saving…. Jerome and Hippolita’s ‘Faithful’s Corner’: Walpole also introduces a number of gothic tropes for the first time; strange and eerie goings on, things that go bump in the night, rapacious and hirace men, beautiful and endangered heroines and a 2.

Put this book on my shelf while doing an interview because I realized I hadn’t listed any of the classics. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto.

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Theodore is then revealed to be the true prince of Otranto and Matilda dies, leaving Manfred to repent. I didn’t, my lord. Many aspects of the plot worked together like a puzzle, all the pieces fitting nicely, but it did not feel as though Walpole contrived things to happen this way.

Thinking his own daughter is Isabella, he stabs her. Alfonso died by poison This the first Gothic novel, written in the distant year of by Horace Walpole 4th Earl of Orfordnaturally very strange events occur. Title page from the third edition. Way to write those strong horrace characters. Know as the first Gothic Novel Gothic fiction is a genre of literature that combines horror, romance and mystery offset by elements of cadtillothe book was purported to be a translation based on a manuscript printed near Naples in and recently rediscovered in the library of ‘an ancient Catholic family in the north of England.

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