The Castle of Otranto

A Gothic Story

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First published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades. In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the Second Edition, "to blend the two kinds of rom ...Continua
Claudia
Ha scritto il 13/02/18
Not my favourite but...
I wouldn't have chosen to read this book if it hadn't been "homework" for a book-club. Apart from it being in the "gothic" genre, not my favourite, I found the prose a bit too rich for my taste, with dialogues sometimes dragging on and on. The plot,...Continua
Fiom
Ha scritto il 30/12/14

Gothic e romanticismo, donzelle e giovani eroi, eventi nefasti e passione. Un classico intramontabile

Daniele
Ha scritto il 09/09/12
Back to the 1700's

Nice and fast reading with some old English. The book explores how things worked when there were principalities and heirs.

landsend
Ha scritto il 21/08/07
An unexpectedly uninteresting Gothic tale
Walpole keeps the promise he makes in his preface: «[...] no bombast, no similies, flowers, digressions, or unnecessary descriptions. Every thing tends directly to the catastrophe.» Yet, a relentless rhythm is of no use if the events rapidly succeedi...Continua

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