The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto

Paperback, 125 pages

Published July 16th 1998 by Oxford University Press


First published pseudonymously in 1764,

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." Crammed with invention, e......more


About the author(Horace Walpole)

Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford — also known as Horace Walpole — was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. 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 befo......more

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