The Castle of Otranto [EasyRead Large Edition]

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An amusing and charming Gothic novel, which is remarkable for its masterful blend of ancient and modern romance. It is a story of Manfred's son and heir to the title of Otranto. It was first published with pseudonym in 1764. It is an ostensible trans ...Continua
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
Ha scritto il 30/12/14

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

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.

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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