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If you are interested in the gothic genre and in learning more about the influence this work had on later gothic novels as well as contemporary horror novels, then you should take a look at The Castle of Otranto. Spineless and walpolf following orders of the men around them.

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. And thus was born Strawberry Hill, the baby Castle of Otranto. Occult rituals, madness, unseen violence, supernatural events, melodrama, sexual perversion, and so on and so on. We are all reptiles, miserable, sinful creatures. It has historical value, and Walpole also injected elements from Shakespearean drama.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: First published inthis gothic story takes place in Italy during the era of the Crusades Explore the Home Gift Guide. View all 6 comments. It’s an important book. There is no set up or beginning per say, but, again, Walpole is not entirely at fault because the novel was still very, very, new at this point.

The notion of it being a “found” medieval text gives it sufficient distance to unnerve our sense of legacy. It’s not hard to see why it was so influential, as it introduced a great number of interesting ideas and symbols, but like so many books that inspired a genre, its the fact that original author did so little with those ideas that left room for better writers to improve upon it.

The story itself concerns a curse on the house Manfred, Prince of Otranto. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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This was just for fun. This rather surreal novel is considered the birth mother of gothic fiction. I have no idea what that means. For those interested in tracking the development of the horror genre this is certainly and interesting to read.

Primitive yet enjoyable romp into a world which sadly never wasstill should have been. Frustrated Manfred comes up with an odd idea quite irrational Otranto is ridiculous, sure, but it is damn charming.


View all 4 comments. Many times I found myself snickering at some of the outlandish events and the dialogue itself. Conrad becomes crushed beneath a giant metal helmet that seems to have fallen from the sky. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do aalpole contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Il Castello Di Otranto

Didn’t I mention that Manfred is married already, to the fair and virtuous Hippolita? Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: Meanwhile there are lots of other creepy sights and sounds in the ancient castle which seem to be the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy.

Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is determined to make sure his lineage is carried on and arranges for his only son, the sickly Conrad, to marry lovely Isabella, the daughter of the Marquis of Castelllo. May 14, Henry Avila rated it liked it.