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The Castle of Otranto - a book by Walpole, Horace

The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto( )
Author: Walpole, Horace
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $6.95
Book Description:

The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century. Thus, Walpole, by extension, is arguably the forerunner to such authors as Charles Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and Daphne du Maurier.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Gothic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.18 Inches
Book Weight:0.37 Pounds
Author Biography
Walpole, Horace (Author)
Horace Walpole was born in London on September 24, 1717 and educated at Eton College and Kings College, Cambridge. Upon his return from college, Walpole was elected to Parliament and served until 1768. He was the youngest son of British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. He was known as The Earl of Orford.

Walpole opened a private press that published his own works and that of his friends. He is well known for his Gothic romance novel, The Castle of Otranto.

Horace Walpole died in London on March 2, 1797, after which his title became extinct since he never married or had children.


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