The castle of Otranto

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The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel. The son of Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a fast-paced story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder and supernatural phenomena unfolding in an atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight and dark castle walls - mirroring the inner turmoils of the characters themselves. Horace Walpole's tale, an immediate success when it first appeared in 1764, is a classic of its genre.
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auth_author2 Beckford, William, 1760-1844., Bleiler, Everett Franklin, 1920-, Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824., Jason, Neville., Jay, Tony., Polidori, John William, 1795-1821.
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On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed under mysterious circumstances. His calculating father, Manfred, fears that his dynasty will now come to an end and determines to marry his son's bride himself—despite the fact he is already married. But a series of terrifying supernatural omens soon threaten this unlawful union, as the curse placed on Manfred's ancestor, who usurped the lawful prince of Otranto, begins to unfold.

First published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be an ancient Italian text from the time of the crusades and is a founding work of Gothic fiction. With its compelling blend of sinister portents, tempestuous passions, and ghostly visitations, it spawned an entire literary tradition and influenced such writers as Ann Radcliffe and Bram Stoker.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Castles -- Fiction, Gothic fiction, Horror fiction, Horror tales, English, Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Italy -- Fiction, Vampires -- Fiction
title_display The castle of Otranto
title_full Castle of Otranto [electronic resource] / Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, The Castle of Otranto [electronic resource] / Horace Walpole, The castle of Otranto [electronic resource] / Horace Walpole, The castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole. Vathek, by William Beckford. The vampyre, by John Polidori. Three Gothic novels, and a fragment of a novel by Lord Byron. Edited by E.F. Bleiler
title_short The castle of Otranto
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Castles, Classic Literature, Fiction, Horror tales, English, Inheritance and succession, Vampires