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As many a reviewer has stated, this is it, the granddady of all Gothic fiction.

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It was just so hard to follow what was happening and who was speaking. The Castle of Otranto is the first supernatural English novel and one of the most influential works of Gothic fiction.

But here, around the bottom of page 1, is where we get conflict: 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.

In honour of Horace Walpole – castilpo of Gothic fiction – I’m going to write this review with as many dashes – and breaks – as I possibly can. Hopefully some of the other books on the course will be better because I was really looking forward to Gothic Fictions this year. For those interested in tracking the development of the horror genre this is certainly and interesting to read.


Half a page later Manfred has already condemned an unsuspecting bystander to death who just remarked on the similarities between the piece and a statue in the castle and then tries to persuade Isabelle, his son’s not-quite-widow to marry him she refuses walople other reasons because Manfred’s wife is still alive. Anyone ever encountered a contrivance or laughable twist in the Bard or even Nabokov: The allusion wallpole Hamlet’s experience with the Ghost is meant not only as a “template of terror”, but also serves to make the reader invoke the feeling of watching the play itself and he does so on three separate occasions.

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rl Radcliffe and others would later use to great advantage, and the initial scenes–particularly the surrealistic tableau of Manfred’s heir flattened by a gigantic helmet and the exciting sequence of Isabella’s flight through the castle’s subterranean darkness–a This granddaddy of all Gothics is still worth a read.

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The novel merged medievalism and terror in a style that has endured ever since. Third, Frederic’s encounter with the skeletal apparition parallels the final appearance of the Ghost in Hamlet.

Do I recommend it? The book centers around Manfred, castlilo is the lord of a Castle Otrnto. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This was made even harder by the fact that I kept loosing concentration and having to re-read parts because I just wanted the damn book to end!


Manfred’s dynasty crumbles, and so do the walls of Otranto, in an ending that would influence Poe’s “Usher” some seventy years later.

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Mentre il cuore horxce storia vuole e Amabile divertissement a base di gotiche atmosfere, lugubri fantasmi, visioni e suggestioni medioevali, un castello vetusto e quasi gormenghastiano, buoni sentimenti in stile manzoniano. Walpole’s book offers little in terms of fear. All of the characters came to life, and all were differentiated enough the character tags were unnecessary.

It just sort of happens On page two one is crushed by an ethereal floating helmet of sorts. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

Retrieved September 18, It presents realistic reactions to imaginary actions, and it injects comedy to counter to grim tragedy. Julio Gutierrez Mas Illustrator. In sum, Castle of Otranto The story itself concerns a curse on the house Manfred, Prince of Otranto. When I first read it, Dalpole thought it would be interesting to check out some of his recommendations.