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The Castle of Otranto - Michael Gamer, Horace Walpole
The Castle of Otranto
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Edited with an introductrion by W.S. Lewis and Explanatory notes and notes on the text by Joseph W. Reed, Jr.
Edited with an introductrion by W.S. Lewis and Explanatory notes and notes on the text by Joseph W. Reed, Jr.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140437676 (0140437673)
ASIN: 140437673
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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0.0 Halloween Book Bingo 2016: Ninth Update – Catch-Up Post and BINGOS No. 6-9
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]
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2.0 The Castle of Otranto

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, ...
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2.0 Walpole's The Castle of Otranto
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...
Witty Little Knitter
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3.5 Review: The Castle of Otranto
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. So I eventually decided to read one (after buying it, put...
The English Student
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2.0 The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole
Well, now I know why the Victorians looked down on Gothic fiction so. The Castle of Otranto is a frankly bizarre tale from 1764 about Manfred, prince of Otranto, whose son Conrad is crushed on his wedding-night by - get this - a massive, mysterious helmet. This sparks a crisis in the castle as Man...
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