Hieroglyphic Tales

By: Horace Walpole
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Hieroglyphic Tales" by Horace Walpole transports readers into a fantastical realm of gothic literature, blending elements of ancient Egypt with mystical symbolism and Enlightenment satire. Walpole, a master of fiction in the 18th century, presents a collection of short stories that ignite the imagination and challenge conventional storytelling. In these tales, Walpole infuses his narrative with rich symbolism and allegory, drawing inspiration from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to craft fantastical worlds that reflect the complexities of human nature and society. Through intricate plots and vivid imagery, he explores themes of mysticism and enlightenment, inviting readers to ponder the deeper meanings behind the tales. With literary innovation, Walpole pioneers a unique style of storytelling that captivates audiences with its blend of fantasy, satire, and allegory. Each story is a testament to his imaginative prowess and his ability to push the boundaries of 18th-century literature. "Hieroglyphic Tales" stands as a testament to Walpole's enduring legacy as a trailblazer in gothic literature, offering readers a glimpse into a world where imagination reigns supreme and enlightenment is found amidst the shadows of ancient Egypt.

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Horace Walpole

Horatio Walpole, often known as Horace Walpole, was an English author, art historian, man of letters, antiquarian, and Whig politician. He had Strawberry Hill House built in Twickenham, southwest London, restoring the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors. His literary renown is built on the first Gothic book, The Castle of Otranto (1764), as well as his Letters, which are both socially and politically significant. Yale University Press released them in 48 volumes. In 2017, a collection of Walpole's selected letters was published. The youngest son of the first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, he succeeded his nephew as the 4th and final Earl of Orford of the second creation when he died in 1791. Walpole was born in London as the youngest son of British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole and his wife, Catherine. He, like his father, obtained his early education at Bexley, where he was partly taught by Edward Weston. He was also schooled at Eton College and King's College in Cambridge. Walpole's first pals were possibly his cousins Francis and Henry Conway, to whom he developed close feelings, particularly Henry. He founded a schoolboy confederacy known as the "Triumvirate" at Eton with Charles Lyttelton (later an antiquary and bishop) and George Montagu (later a member of parliament and Private Secretary to Lord North). Another group of friends known as the "Quadruple Alliance" included Walpole, Thomas Gray, Richard West, and Thomas Ashton.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 34pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362769433
  • ISBN-13: 9789362769435
  • Item Weight: 44.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.42mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Short Stories