The Castle of Otranto

A Gothic Novel

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  • 177556830X
  • 9781775568308
  • 9781775410706

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 above. In light of an ancient prophesy, this tragic event is especially ominous.

  • The Floating Press; January 1901
  • ISBN 9781775568308
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  • Title: The Castle of Otranto
  • Author: Horace Walpole
  • Imprint: The Floating Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 177556830X
  • 9781775568308
  • 9781775410706
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 177556830X
  • 9781775568308
  • 9781775410706