The Castle of Otranto

By: Horace Walpole
Published By: Double9 Books
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Most people agree that The Castle of Otranto was the first gothic fiction. The book, which takes place in a haunted castle, combined medievalism with fear in an ever-enduring manner.Manfred, the castle's lord, and his family are the subjects of The Castle of Otranto. The story opens on the day of Conrad's ailing son and princess Isabella's nuptials. A huge helmet descends on Conrad from above, crushing him to death. Manfred divorces his present wife Hippolita and marries Isabella in an effort to stop the catastrophe.The knights from another kingdom want to give Isabella to her father, Fredric, who has a greater claim to the castle. As a result, Isabella flees, forcing Manfred and the knights to search quickly for her.The prophesy is deemed fulfilled, and a huge ghostly figure comes, declaring the castle walls to be destroyed. Along with Hippolita, Manfred cedes the principality and enters a life of prayer. Theodore marries Isabella, the only person who can genuinely comprehend his anguish, and is made prince of the castle's ruins.

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Publisher Language: English

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Horace Walpole

Horatio Walpole, also known as Horace Walpole, was an English writer, art historian, man of letters, antiquarian, and Whig politician who served as the 4th Earl of Orford from 24 September 1717 until 2 March 1797. The son of Sir Robert and Catherine Walpole, a former British prime minister, was Sir Robert Walpole. He attended King's College in Cambridge and Eton College for his education. While on a magnificent tour of France and Italy in 1739 with his Eton schoolmate, the poet Thomas Gray, they got into arguments and split up. They subsequently made amends, and Walpole remained a fervent supporter of Gray's poetry for the rest of his life. The Castle of Otranto, which Walpole published in 1764 under a pseudonym, was effective in bringing romanticism to contemporary literature. The almost 4,000 letters in Walpole's private correspondence provide a survey of the culture, etiquette, and tastes of his day. Horace was chosen to represent the corrupt borough of Callington in Cornwall as a member of parliament. On topics like abolitionism and the protests of the American colonists, he was a traditional liberal. At the Church of St. Martin at Tours on the grounds of Houghton Hall, Horace Walpole was interred alongside his father, Sir Robert Walpole.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 106 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357270213
  • ISBN-13: 9789357270212
  • Item Weight: 127.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.28 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Ghost, Fiction / Literary, Fiction / Gothic