The Castle of Otranto (World Classics in Large Print: British Authors)

 
9781596881372: The Castle of Otranto (World Classics in Large Print: British Authors)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century. Thus The Castle of Otranto is arguably the inspiration for such writers as Charles Robert Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and Daphne du Maurier. It tells the story of Manfred, lord of the castle, and his family. The book begins on the wedding day of his sickly son Conrad and Princess Isabella. Shortly before the wedding Conrad is crushed to death by a gigantic helmet that falls on him from above. This inexplicable event is particularly ominous in light of an ancient prophecy "That the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it."

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

An English author, politician and architectural innovator, Horace Walpole is best-known for gothic novels. He was the 4th Earl of Orford and shared the name of his cousin Horatio Nelson. He introduced the neo-Gothic which commenced a new literary trend.

Review:

"Containing a Harry Potter-like array of animated portraits, supernatural adventures in vaults and cellars and astonishing, inexplicable events." --"Telegraph"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 18.95
US$ 34.71

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781907727160: The Castle of Otranto

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1907727167 ISBN 13:  9781907727160
Publisher: Bibliolis Books, 2010
Softcover

9781548329570: The Castle of Otranto

Create..., 2017
Softcover

9781977925237: The Castle of Otranto (1764). By: Horace Walpole: Gothic, Horror novel (Original Classics).

Create..., 2017
Softcover

9783849517410: The Castle of Otranto

TREDIT..., 2013
Hardcover

9781517403300: The Castle of Otranto (Original Classics)

Create..., 2015
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Horace Walpole
Published by The Large Print Book Company (2012)
ISBN 10: 1596881372 ISBN 13: 9781596881372
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Large Print Book Company, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1596881372

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds