The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

Horace Walpole / Oct 17, 2019

The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama both by Horace Walpole Published on Christmas Eve on Walpole s private press at Strawberry Hill his Gothicized

  • Title: The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother
  • Author: Horace Walpole
  • ISBN: 9781551113043
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole.Published on Christmas Eve, 1764, on Walpole s private press at Strawberry Hill, his Gothicized country house, The Castle of Otranto became an instant and immediate classic of the Gothic genre as well as the prototype for Gothic fiction for the next two hundred years WaThis Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole.Published on Christmas Eve, 1764, on Walpole s private press at Strawberry Hill, his Gothicized country house, The Castle of Otranto became an instant and immediate classic of the Gothic genre as well as the prototype for Gothic fiction for the next two hundred years Walpole s brooding and intense drama, The Mysterious Mother, focuses on the protagonist s angst over an act of incest with his mother, and includes the appearance of Father Benedict, Gothic literature s first evil monk.Appendices in this edition include selections from Walpole s letters, contemporary responses, and writings illustrating the aesthetic and intellectual climate of the period Also included is Sir Walter Scott s introduction to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto.

    The Castle of Otranto The Castle of Otranto is a novel by Horace Walpole It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel In the second edition, Walpole applied the word Gothic to the novel in the subtitle A Gothic Story The novel merged medievalism and terror in a style that has endured ever since. Castle Of Muskogee Castle of Muskogee The Castle of Muskogee Your Gateway to Another World Tourism Award Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence in Tourism Muskogee City County Port Authority Trailblazer Award Barebones Film Festival Outstanding Event Oklahoma Redbud Awards Outstanding New Event Oklahoma Tourism Recreation Department HALLOWEEN Castle Of Muskogee The Castle s Halloween Festival is your one stop shop for all things fall festivities and Halloween thrills Within the acre Castleton village, guests will find over merchants, a collection of crafty creations, home decor and eccentric gifts We re also an ideal destination to outfit your Halloween Costumes The Castle Prom Dresses, Wedding Dresses and Accessories Designers The Castle is an authorized retailer for all Bridal, Bridesmaid, and Prom dresses. CASTLE OF GLASS Official Video Linkin Park YouTube Oct , Linkin Park CASTLE OF GLASS off of the album LIVING THINGS CASTLE OF GLASS is featured in the EA game Medal of Honor Warfighter Directed by Drew Stauff The Castle NJ Roselle Park, NJ The Castle NJ is also the perfect place to host a variety of different events for special occasions.Our spacious venue can accommodate up to guests If you need help planning your event, our staff can walk you through the whole process and even recommend vendors such as florists, decorators and DJ s

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      • Horace Walpole

        Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford also known as Horace Walpole was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto Along with the book, his literary reputation rests on his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest He was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, and cousin of Lord Nelson.


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    1. The Broadview edition brings together both of Walpole's formative works of gothic literature from the late 18th century. Both are fairly quick reads. For the modern reader, Walpole's stories may seem a bit trite as his imagery, plots and characters have frequently appeared throughout gothic genre in the years since Walpole's works were originally published. However, as the origins of gothic literature, both are interesting for anyone interested in the gothic movement.


    2. It was lovely to revisit Otranto after I had so much more familiarity with the Gothic! The Mysterious Mother was a fascinating play -- much more traditional than I had expected, really. Glad I read this, though I wasn't entirely impressed by Frank's scholarly apparatus.


    3. Not having read the reviews for this one, I'm willing to bet that most people (like me) have only read it as part of a class on Gothic literature. Walpole's book is considered the first Gothic novel (and is the first to describe itself as such), and is responsible for introducing many of the themes of sublime horror and melodrama that have come to signify the genre.As a student of the Gothic, my reading of the novel served its purpose. But I can't say I enjoyed it much.


    4. What fun! This is an excellent edition, would that all editions for scholars were so well put together. Franks edifys without stultifying. Oh crap now I have to read something more mundane so my language returns to normal. Enjoy!!


    5. Review is only for "The Mysterious Mother" - 4 stars for a brief, but chilling play that is never slow-paced and has a fantastic ending.




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