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Read more Read less. One moment he’s hurrying around trying to divorce his wife – “I desired you once before, said Manfred angrily, not to name that woman; from this hour she must be a stranger to you, as she must be to me Instead he has ideas, idea he cannot wait to blurt out at the first opportunity without first creating any sense of character. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I was suckered into reading this because it was a short read.

With a novel like Otranto it’s hard not to inject a little sarcasm into the reviewing of the book. They were innocent and unused to horror; thus, it was utterly compelling for them. I didn’t see anything! It could be the high diction, or simple word choice; or it could be the ebook edition I read was in need of another round of proofing. 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. No, I mean planets and stars being pulled toward the event horizon of a black hole suckage.


Primitive yet enjoyable romp into a world which sadly never wasstill should have been. On the day of the wedding, Conrad is killed in a horrible and mysterious accident and Manfred decides he will divorce his wife and marry Isabella himself to beget more sons. From a literature perspective, it’s pretty much average. Along with the book, h Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford — also known as Horace Walpole — was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician.

It’s been at least ten years since I read last read it, but I’m sure Lovecraft’s essay Supernatural Horror in Literature has some interesting things to say about this. View all 6 comments.

The Castle of Otranto

Share your thoughts with other customers. That’ll make everything better and ends up killing his daughter. Now, in fairness, it should be noted that the book was written in and is widely considered to be the first ever Gothic novel. After a surprise appearance from a cloaked caztello – the one bit in the book where I sat up and said, ‘This is going to get good!

Il Castello Di Otranto by Walpole, Horace

View all 11 comments. The Castle vastello Otranto: As a novel it marks the beginning of a new form of popular fiction – the Gothic – which would never quite die down.

Manfred lord of Otranto: This review also appears on Witty Little Knitter Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford — also known as Horace Walpole — was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. It certainly is one.


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Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto is generally given credit as the first Gothic novel, which makes it interesting wlapole a historical perspective, especially if you’re into Gothic stuff, which I totally am because whee, virgins fleeing evil men in drafty castles in their nightgowns!

But Otranto did not disappoint.

Along with the book, his literary reputation rests on his Letterswhich are of significant social and political interest. A quick and satisfacto This novel is the first Gothic horror story, written in Occult rituals, madness, unseen violence, supernatural events, melodrama, sexual perversion, and so on and so on.

Hopefully some of the other books on the course will be better because I was really looking forward to Gothic Fictions this year. Then Manfred rushes to assure us, himself, that he’s not really a bad guy; “My ancestor was really the evil one! Then piss me off. It also is set in a cursed or haunted castle in a foreign land with people who talk in an outdated manner other criteria of the Guardian newspaper for classic Gothic horror stories.

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