The Castle of Otranto (Oxford World’s Classics)Horace Walpole / Sep 15, 2019
The Castle of Otranto Oxford World s Classics strong Look my lord See heaven itself declares against your impious intentions The Castle of Otranto is the first supernatural English novel and one of the most influential works of Gothic ficti
strong Look, my lord See heaven itself declares against your impious intentions The Castle of Otranto 1764 is the first supernatural English novel and one of the most influential works of Gothic fiction It inaugurated a literary genre that will be forever associated with the effects that Walpole pioneered Professing to be a translation of a mysterious Italian tale from the darkest Middle Ages, the novel tells of Manfred, prince of Otranto, whose fear of an ancient prophecy sets him on a course of destruction After the grotesque death of his only son, Conrad, on his wedding day, Manfred determines to marry the bride to be The virgin Isabella flees through a castle riddled with secret passages Chilling coincidences, ghostly visitations, arcane revelations, and violent combat combine in a heady mix that terrified the novel s first readers In this new edition Nick Groom examines the reasons for its extraordinary impact and the Gothic culture from which it sprang The Castle of Otranto was a game changer, and Walpole the writer who paved the way for modern horror exponents ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .
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