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Author: Walpole, Horace
Editor: Hadley, William
Introduction by: Clarke, Stephen
ISBN:978-1-84159-350-0
Publication Date:Jan 2017
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Everyman's Library
Book Format:Hardback
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Book Description:

Author of the first gothic novel and son of the first prime minister of Great Britain, Horace Walpole had wide-ranging interests that included literature, politics, world affairs, collecting, antiquities, and architecture, and to his numerous correspondents he wrote on these and other topics in prose that is celebrated for its charm, eloquence, and wit. This new Everyman's edition offers an extensive selection of Walpole's letters, helpfully arranged by subject so the reader can choose...
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Book Details
Pages:704
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Literary Collections / Letters
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.226 x 8.151 x 1.443 Inches
Book Weight:1.597 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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