Horace Walpole Hieroglyphic Tales

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Hieroglyphic Tales

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Horace Walpole was a distinguished 18th century historian and writer, and his novel The Castle of Otranto was a forerunner of the Gothic genre.

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Horace Walpole (1717–1797) was an art historian, man of letters, antiquarian, and politician who is now largely rememberd for his revival of the Gothic style with his home Strawberry Hill and his novel The Castle of Otranto. Kenneth Gross is a professor of English at the University of Rochester and author of Shakespeare's Noise and Shylock is Shakespeare. He lives in Rochester, New York.

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Walpole , the fourth Earl of Orford, is appropriately the fourth author to be included in Mercury's "Neglected Classics" series, which began in 1991 with Lewis Carroll's The Complete Sylvie and Bruno (Classic Returns, LJ 10/1/92) and most recently includes Henry Handel Richardson's The Getting of Wisdom (Classic Returns, LJ 5/1/93). Remembered as the author of the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto , Walpole penned these seven tales for limited publication in 1786. The popularity of the fantasy genre today may spur interest in these strange stories. Large public and academic fiction collections will want to consider.
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