The Castle of Otranto (Oxford World’s Classics)

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  1. Since there are novels so absolutely great as THE MONK, THE MYSTERIES OF UDOLPHO or THE ITALIAN, there is no way I can put five stars in THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO However, this novel is delightful and it is really worth reading, because it is the FIRST novel which was considered to be GOTHIC You find in it all, absolutely all the conventions of the genre, which were then spread to all other Gothic novels In my opinion, it is a book that every lover of Gothic literature should read and have in their [...]


  2. This reissue of The Castle of Otranto is a much needed updating of the book s supporting material for the 21st century Groom has read the entire correspondence of Horace Walpole which runs over 4000 letters, many of them long , and makes brilliant use of them in his new introduction to this book The 29 page introduction places the novel in terms of the historical Goths, the archaism and sublimity that were all the rage in 1760s Britain, and the religious and political circumstances that led Walp [...]


  3. I first read The Castle of Otranto, in college It is reputedly the original horror story that caused Bram Stoker to create Dracula It scared poor British boys so bad they lost sleep I don t know about that, but I would bet money on the fact that Horace Walpole knew how a good scarey story would take the impressionable Englishmen Walpole s friend, Thomas Grey wrote to him that his gothic horror story scared the students of Cambridge so much that it made some of them cry a little, and all in gener [...]


  4. A book of its time and in some ways before its time, foundational in some ways, it is by no means epic fantasy or great literature Set in an imaginary Italy admittedly an early alternate reality the story is a morality play of sorts, introducing odd dreamlike elements Recommended not so much for sheer entertainment as for bringing to the reader some deeper understanding of western fantasy, especially as developed over the last two hundred or so years in the English language It may very well be c [...]


  5. I got this book for reference when I was doing research for my book, A Perfect Plan, which is set in the 1780s Castle of Otranto was written about 250 years ago, in the style of that time As the first Gothic novel, it s important and worth looking at It is readable than I expected it to be highly dramatic, and kind of fun to read For readers now, I think its value is for historical than literary purposes It is an important book and I m very grateful to have been able to get it.


  6. Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, was one of those British aristocrats who match up fairly well with the popular idea of British aristocrats Besides, well, political things, he liked art and had strange tastes, or so his contemporaries thought at least This book is a good reflection of Walpole s personality It is a mishmash of faint menace and broad comedy of course, some of the comedy is unintentional because the plot and often the prose is just silly but it was such a refreshing change from [...]


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