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Otranto is ridiculous, sure, but it is damn charming. Austen had not yet come along to give it structure and meaning. In fact, many of what we now consider stereotypes of Gothic horror had their origins in this book!

The Castle of Otranto. View all 9 comments. First, that there was at least one really, really crappy book published in the 18th century. Added to that, it’s short, at a measly or-so pages. This item has not been rated yet.

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Ghouliess and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties. It all reminded me a bit of a great Shakespeare play.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s not hard to see why it was so influential, as it introduced a great number of interesting ideas and symbols, but like so many books that inspired a genre, its the fact that original author did so little with those ideas that left room for better writers to improve upon it.

This was a very short, entertaining book full of bizarre and supernatural happenings, lots of drama, a villainous prince, gracious princesses and perhaps one changeable princesscomic attendants, and mysterious strangers. Manfred possesses all the important features of the classic gothic hero that Mrs. Our agents will determine if the content reported is inappropriate or not based on the guidelines provided and will then take action where needed.


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Having spent three years hotace Bloomington getting drunk with fiction writers, I feel that I came dangerously close to losing my ability to appreciate trash. The page you are attempting to access contains content that is not intended for underage readers.

This was made even harder by the fact that I kept loosing concentration and having to re-read parts because I just wanted the damn book to end! On page two one is crushed by an ethereal floating helmet of sorts.

The book is a short, good read and very entertaining. All of the characters came to life, and all were differentiated enough the character tags were unnecessary. The notion of it being a “found” medieval text gives it sufficient distance to unnerve our sense of legacy.

Manfred’s dynasty crumbles, and so do the walls of Otranto, in an ending that ci influence Poe’s “Usher” some seventy years later. Fearing that this is the… Meer.

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Please review your cart. Things bog down in the middle, slowed by sentimental dialogue and overcomplicated plot points, but the owner of the helmet himself appears at the end a deus ex maximus? We were unable to complete your request. Going down the underground vault of the castle in the creepy darknessan unknown threat closing in Email address subscribed successfully. It will then be reviewed by Lulu Staff to determine the castfllo course of action. Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation of the terms of our Membership Agreement.


It had the power to shock and dazzle its earliest of readers. Studieboek of algemeen Algemene boeken. I didn’t, my lord. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Most notably, the tale is a thriller. It seems rather tiresome today, hoace that might be because of all that it has inspired, and so many authors who, working in its image, have surpassed it.

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It’s borace boring, ohranto it is fairly goofy. God the writing style. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Review This Product No reviews yet – be the first to create one! Many aspects of the plot worked together like a puzzle, all the pieces fitting nicely, but it did not feel as though Walpole contrived things to happen this way.

Half a page in the only son and heir of Manfred, the highly unlikeable the lord of the castle has already kicked the bucket only minutes before the wedding after a piece of a statue that apparently appeared out of nowhere fell on him.