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Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

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Horace Walpole was born in London on September 24, 1717 and educated at Eton College and Kings College, Cambridge. Upon his return from college, Walpole was elected to Parliament and served until 1768. He was the youngest son of British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. He was known as The Earl of visa mer Orford. Walpole opened a private press that published his own works and that of his friends. He is well known for his Gothic romance novel, The Castle of Otranto. Horace Walpole died in London on March 2, 1797, after which his title became extinct since he never married or had children. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Horace Walpole

Borgen i Otranto (1764) 3,607 exemplar
Hieroglyphic Tales (1978) 66 exemplar
Letters of Horace Walpole (1951) — Författare — 26 exemplar
Walpoliana (2012) 10 exemplar
Tres piezas góticas (1997) 9 exemplar
Walpole's Letters 8 exemplar
Romans terrifiants (1997) 7 exemplar
The Castle of Otranto - Vathek (1983) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Horace Walpole and his world (1895) 4 exemplar
Essay on Modern Gardening (2008) 1 exemplar
Horace Walpole's Correspondence (1973) — Redaktör — 1 exemplar
A True Love Story 1 exemplar
The Bird's Nest 1 exemplar
The Yale edition of Horace Walpole's correspondence (1937) — Författare — 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 258 exemplar
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Författare — 184 exemplar
The Phantom of the Opera and Other Gothic Tales (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 155 exemplar
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1960) — Bidragsgivare — 146 exemplar
Seven Masterpieces of Gothic Horror (1963) — Bidragsgivare — 103 exemplar
Treasury Of Gothic & Supernatural (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 95 exemplar
Shorter novels of the eighteenth century (1930) — Bidragsgivare — 90 exemplar
Northanger Abbey/Castle of Otranto/Mysteries of Udolpho (1963) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar


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Beautiful Gothic Horror -- 1976 Castle of Otranto i Folio Society Devotees (oktober 2022)
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole - lyzard tutoring SqueakyChu i 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (januari 2015)


I enjoyed The Castle of Otranto and found it easy to read. Vathek was beautifully descriptive and rich in detail. Nightmare Abbey I didn't like so much. I thought it was more of a silly romance and had very little of the gothic genra really, though I can see how this could translate to a stage farce quite well.
LouieAndTheLizard | 3 andra recensioner | Sep 18, 2023 |
I confess that while I've had this on my shelves for a while, fully intending to read it someday, I read it at this time just because I needed a book "with a building or dwelling name in the title" to get a square on my book bingo board. I enjoyed it mainly because it feels like a fun, over-the-top parody of the gothic novel. But I know that it's considered one of the first gothic novels, so I'm guessing that when it was written, readers enjoyed it as a thrilling read, not a fun parody. It is thrilling, and I enjoyed the action in the first half (it starts off with a bang), but got a little bored during the second half.
I did like the sentiment in this bit in particular: "Hast thou so soon forgotten that twice the savage Manfred has pronounced thy sentence?" — "Nor have I forgotten, sir," said Theodore, "that the charity of his daughter delivered me from his power. I can forget injuries, but never benefits."
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ReadMeAnother | 120 andra recensioner | Aug 8, 2023 |
My first thought when reading this book was what in the Henry VIII kind of hell is this?

There are better Gothic lit novels out there you can read but if you want a quick classic, this is a good choice. You could finish it in a day, maybe a few nights if you don't fall asleep first. Would I read this again? Probably not. Am I glad I did? Absolutely. The book is the Gothic grandaddy and I was here for it.

I liked this one for what it was and I can see why it is an important read for the genre. It was interesting enough to keep my attention but I didn't go in to it expecting a masterpiece. If you do the same, you may enjoy it a little bit too. If you don't find that it keeps you entertained, you could go down the Horace Walpole rabbit hole like I did. He's far more interesting than the novel itself.… (mer)
Tollslowly | 120 andra recensioner | Aug 4, 2023 |
Like a self cleaning oven, the “first Gothic novel” is also a self parody. A slight, ridiculous business with a medieval ghost giant. I will say, you can’t beat how the story starts. In a way, it’s all downhill from there. You would think it’s a Monty Python skit, or an episode of Scooby Doo , but they can sit this one out. It’s already baked in the cake. No harm to read (better as an audio book), often funny, in a so bad it’s good way. Considering it’s historical context is as good a way as any to pull you through this silly exercise. I guess you had to be there.… (mer)
arthurfrayn | 120 andra recensioner | May 31, 2023 |



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