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  • The Castle of Otrantoby Horace Walpole

    Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller 2014; US$ 0.99

    The Gothic masterwork that revolutionized popular fiction When Prince Manfred of Otranto loses his son in a strange and terrifying accident, he fears that an ancient prophecy has come to pass and his family will be stripped of its castle and lands before he can produce a new heir. Desperate to hold on to their power, he decides to divorce his wife... more...

  • The Castle of Otrantoby Horace Walpole

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 5.99

    Widely considered the first gothic novel, and indeed an initiator of the whole genre, The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It tells the tale of the lord of a castle, Manfred, and his family. Manfred's son Conrad is about to be married to princess Isabella, but Conrad is killed; crushed to death by the fall of a huge helmet from... more...

  • The Red and the Blackby Stendhal; Horace B. Samuel

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The nineteenth century was a time of turmoil and social change, during which the immutable caste system that had defined European society for thousands of years finally began to shift. This transitional period is brought to life in the exhilaratingly ambitious historical novel, The Red and the Black, which follows the life of Julien Sorel, born of... more...

  • Sophisms of the Protectionistsby Frederic Bastiat; Horace White

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The economic debate over free trade versus protectionism is as relevant today as it was in the mid-nineteenth century, when the scathing takedown Sophisms of the Protectionists was first published. French economist Frederic Bastiat meticulously dismantles the arguments in favor of protectionism and unleashes a rousing battle cry in favor of unfettered... more...

  • Aventures d'un gamin de Paris au pays des bisonsby Louis Boussenard; Horace Castelli; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "La détonation aiguë d'un revolver éclate soudain sous un bouquet d'arbres isolé au milieu de la plaine. Un Indien tombe, le crâne fracassé. ? A cheval !.... gentleman, à cheval !... s'écrie d'une voix retentissante l'homme qui vient de faire feu. Ses deux compagnons accroupis sur le sol, au moment de cette agression inattendue, se sont... more...

  • Mémoires d'un âneby Comtesse de Ségur; Horace Castelli; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Je ne me souviens pas de mon enfance ; je fus probablement malheureux comme tous les ânons, joli, gracieux comme nous le sommes tous ; très certainement je fus plein d'esprit, puisque, tout vieux que je suis, j'en ai encore plus que mes camarades. J'ai attrapé plus d'une fois mes pauvres maîtres, qui n'étaient que des hommes, et qui, par... more...

  • The Castle of Otrantoby Horace Walpole

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    An amusing and charming Gothic novel, which is remarkable for its masterful blend of ancient and modern romance. It is a story of Manfred’s son and heir to the title of Otranto. It was first published with pseudonym in 1764. It is an ostensible translation of an Italian story of the crusades’ time. Charismatic! more...

  • The Castle of Otrantoby Horace Walpole

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 5.82

    Regarded as the first gothic horror novel ever written, The Castle of Otranto is a dark, thrilling tale, delightfully shocking for its time and hugely influential. A fantastic, provocative and playful tale of medieval dynastic and sexual politics, The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first ever published gothic novel and has inspired authors from... more...

  • The Castle of Otrantoby Horace Walpole

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of the first, great Gothic novels, and one of the most influential books in literary history, this thrilling tale abounds in adventure, suspense, and supernatural occurrences. In a realm where a villain reigns, mysterious events aid in fulfilling a prophecy that spells doom for the ruler and justice for the rightful heir. more...

  • The Castle of Otrantoby Horace Walpole

    Xist Publishing 2015; US$ 0.99

    The First Gothic Novel "I can forgive injuries, but never benefits". ? Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto The Castle of Otranto is believed to be the first gothic novel and essential reading for both fans and scholars of the genre. The story is about Manfred, the lord of the castle, and his family. more...