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Castle of Otranto

ISBN-10: 0486434125

ISBN-13: 9780486434124

Edition: 2004

Authors: Horace Walpole

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One of the first, great Gothic novels, and one of the most influential books in literary history, this thrilling tale abounds in adventure, suspense, and supernatural occurrences. In a realm where a villain reigns, mysterious events aid in fulfilling a prophecy that spells doom for the ruler and justice for the rightful heir.
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Book details

List price: $4.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

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 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.

Introduction: Horace Walpole and The Castle of Otranto
The Castle of Otranto
Sir Walter Scott's Introduction
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
The Castle of Otranto