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The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. Way to write those strong female characters. It’s easy to see why Walpole enjoyed writing it so much. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. A power mad “prince” who is not what he seems? It’s a quick read, even if a little challenging. Such as a giant helmet unbelievably out of nowhere crushes the unlucky Conrad to death, apparently from the high Oct 11, J.

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Well, it’s fairly simple. Manfred gets extra evil baddie points for trying to trade in his wife for a younger model with the rather rubbish excuse that he’s only doing it with the country’s best interests at heart!

Then dismembered giant limbs show up around the castle, a woman and a man declare their love for each other for 20 minutes on a castle parapet during a storm while the hero’s in some battle.


Most notably, the tale xastello a thriller.

A quick and satisfactorily spooky book – I wish I had saved it for Halloween! We never really do find out what happened in Joppa.

Doesn’t matter that Conrad is only fifteen and rather sickly boy, the distinguished Prince’s family is composed of son Conrad, Matilda the daughter, three years older than her little brother and pious wife of ManfredHippolita. There’s some crappy poetry thrown in to break things up, and occult. This book is very Shakespearian in style and therefore metaphorically and allegorically weighty despite being such a short, light paperback book.

The story itself concerns a curse on the house Manfred, Prince of Otranto. Sep 01, A. Well reading the book won’t help I have no idea what that means.

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But, I thought you didn’t see it. The only book thing I’ve read that moved this quickly was an old pulp novel by Norvell Page, who was known for his breakneck pacing.

Having spent three years in Bloomington getting drunk with fiction writers, I feel that I came dangerously close to losing my ability to appreciate trash. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. walpolw

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I was given this book to read with the preface, “I was not a fan, but I have a feeling you’d like this. It is groundbreaking, but later attempts at gothic are much better Mary Shelley for one. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Ottanto book offers little in terms of fear. This the first Gothic novel, written in the distant year of by Horace Walpole 4th Earl of Orfordnaturally very strange events occur.


Radcliffe and otrnato would later use to great advantage, and the initial scenes–particularly the surrealistic tableau of Manfred’s heir flattened by a jl helmet and the exciting sequence of Isabella’s flight through the castle’s subterranean darkness–are still powerful today. View all 6 comments. Translated by Jean Sivrac. The plot itself is ridiculous, full of stock otganto, ridiculous reversals of fortune, and supernatural curses.

El Castillo de Otranto, de Horace Walpole. Oh, and if I’m not mistaken, Poe must’ve borrowed certain things from this to create his most famous work, “The Fall of the House of Usher. It’s pretty famous, too. Then he goes around trying to stab his would-be daughter-in-law because, of course, the way to solve any problem is to stab the pretty woman.

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.