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Horace Walpole
Birth date: September 24, 1717
Died: March 02, 1797
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 5 years ago
I don't know whether I read a satire written as a self-challenge to pack as much over-the-top drama in as few pages as possible, or an over-the-top dramatic tragedy on rocket fuel. I feel a bit like when I watched Venezuelan TV novelas, only those tend to stretch, and barely come to the ankles of ...
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 7 years ago
So, after having spent the past weekend and the better part of last night and today tying up half a dozen half-finished bingo reads that, naturally, hadn't shown any progress whatsoever while I was exiled on planet work overload, for the time being I'm back on track. And thus I am happy to finally ...
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 8 years ago

The Castle of Oh-my-God-what-a-boring-book!!Well, is this really supposed to scare me?! This is supposedly the first Gothic novel. Maybe it scared the shit out of the 18th century readers, but now I guess modern readers will probably think it's a comedy!! Because, you know, I laughed! A lot!! But, ...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 8 years ago
This is the book that began Gothic literature. Its interesting to see where it all began, but I can't say that it is exactly a good read. There is little by the way of characterization. There is both too much that is spooky in it and not enough. It feels a bit haphazard. Its very rooted in folk...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 8 years ago
The introduction to my kindle version of The Castle of Otranto contains the following quote: This novel has been called one of the half-dozen historically most important novels in English. The founder of a school of fiction, the so-called Gothic novel, it served as the direct model for an enormous ...
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