Best Gothic Romance Novels: The Castle of Otranto; The Old English Baron; Vathek; Frankenstein

 
9781481901765: Best Gothic Romance Novels: The Castle of Otranto; The Old English Baron; Vathek; Frankenstein
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Best Gothic Romance Novels

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The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
The first Gothic romance novel in the history and it was first published in 1764. The Castle of Otranto tells the story of Manfred, lord of the castle, and his family.

The Old English Baron by Clara Reeve
The Old English Baron or The Champion of Virtue was first published in 1778. It was the offspring of Walpole's plot in The Castle of Otranto. The story was adapted into drama in 1799 as Edmond, Orphan of the Castle

Vathek by William Beckford
Vathek was first written in French in 1782 and then being translated into English in 1786. The story was written by the influence of Oriental as well as the Gothic stylings of Horace Walpole.

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein is also known as The Modern Prometheus. Frankenstein combined the elements of Gothic novel as well as the Romantic movement. The novel has been adapted into firms, plays and television multiple times.

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