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Manfred’s dynasty crumbles, and so do the walls of Otranto, in an ending that would influence Poe’s “Usher” some seventy years later. Which this book totally has, and also enormous helmets falling from the sky and crushing dudes, which I can’t decide if that’s a bummer of a way to go or not.

It is piety alone that can distinguish us from the dust whence we sprung, and whither we must return. June 4, ISBN: The distraught father suspects witchcraft and immediately arrest Theodore, a young man, whose life is in danger of being cut short, in more ways than one It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary… Meer.

A power mad “prince” who i not what he seems? Otranto is ridiculous, sure, but it is damn charming. Novel way to kill off someone though I must admit We appreciate your feedback.


Il castello di Otranto

Offers an extensive selection of author’s letters, arranged by subject so that you can choose from themes including social life,… Meer. Right here, my lord!

PaperbackOxford World’s Classicspages. Oct 29, Hadrian rated it it was ok Shelves: Do I recommend it?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This rather surreal novel is considered the birth mother of gothic fiction.

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There are no reviews for the current version of this product Refreshing As a novel it marks the beginning of a new form of popular fiction – the Gothic – which would never quite die down. But, I found I couldn’t put casttello away – I put it down, absolutely, and frequently – but I couldn’t quite put it away.

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Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? The Horave of Otranto. Besides the melodrama, I was anxious to feel the titular castle in all its menace. The son of Manfred, lord of Otranto, is killed on his wedding day to Isabella, by casfello aforementioned magical flying helmet. I caatello suckered into reading this because it was a short read.

In those violent times, petty men try for glory against others of the same classthe era of the Crusades also Italian politics dictates noblemen have sons, to leave all their vast lands and wealth. Alle prijzen zijn inclusief BTW en andere heffingen en exclusief eventuele verzendkosten en servicekosten.


In honour of Horace Walpole – father of Gothic fiction – I’m going to write this review with as many dashes – and breaks – as I possibly can. Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: At pages, it’s more of a novella, so you might as well read it.

Il Castello Di Otranto. Storia Gotica. (English, Italian, Paperback)

This the first Gothic novel, written in the distant year of by Horace Walpole 4th Earl of Orfordnaturally very strange events occur. Keywords walpoleotrantogotico Listed In GeneralFiction.

Half a page later Manfred has already condemned an unsuspecting bystander to death who just remarked on the similarities between the piece and a statue in the castle and then tries to persuade Isabelle, his son’s not-quite-widow to marry him she refuses among other reasons because Manfred’s wife is still alive.