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Horace Walpole: A Romantic Drama in Four Acts

by Gustave Simonson

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Published by Moffat, Yard .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL23526003M
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Classic Romance Fiction; Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction; Avg. Customer Review. 4 Stars & Up & Up; Book Format. Paperback; Audiobooks; Kindle Books; Book Language. English; Romantic Heroes. The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (Oxford World's Classics) by Walpole, Horace (Aug ) Paperback. 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.

Horace Walpole The Gothic masterwork that revolutionized popular fiction When Prince Manfred of Otranto loses his son in a strange and terrifying accident, he fears that an ancient prophecy has. His first book, Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation, will be published in September by Cambridge University Press. He is currently completing an edition of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto for Penguin Classics, which will appear in the Fall of

  Most scholars refer to Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto as the first Gothic novel. Walpole's novel was published in the late 18th century; soon after, there was a surge in fiction with similar elements: Supernatural occurrences, wild emotions, broken families and eerie settings. Other novels that descend from. The rules of the drama are almost observed throughout the conduct of the piece. William Marshal, 6. Walpole-as-Marshal states his case for the manuscript's legitimacy and notability. One of his points is this: the story is appropriately structured in terms of the rules of drama (5 acts) and there is nothing extraneous or superfluous.


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Horace Walpole: A Romantic Drama in Four Acts by Gustave Simonson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Genre/Form: Drama: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Simonson, Gustave, Horace Walpole. New York: Moffat, Yard, (OCoLC) Genre/Form: Drama: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Simonson, Gustave, Horace Walpole.

New York: Moffat, Yard, (OCoLC) Horatio Walpole (/ ˈ w ɔː l p oʊ l /), 4th Earl of Orford (24 September – 2 March ), also known as Horace Walpole, was an English writer, art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig had Strawberry Hill House built in Twickenham, south-west London, reviving the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors.

His literary reputation rests on the Alma mater: Eton College, King's College, Cambridge. Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link) http Author: Gustave Simonson.

One can imagine the slightly built Walpole in a trance, hovered over his manuscript with a Victor Frankenstein-like intensity in the act of creating a monster.

Sunlight filters through a gothic stained glass, casting an array of colors over Walpole’s shoulder as it inches across the floor on a summer evening in of Philadelphia: a digest of the charters, acts of Assembly, ordinances, and judicial decisions relating.

Horace Walpole - A Romantic Drama in Four Acts (). Electronic Resources - The University of Hong Kong Any book published in the. for GCSE and Standard Grade - Year 10 foundation book. [Twelve.] Clark.

Bowdoin College. Horace Walpole (–), English historian, Member of Parliament, connoisseur, playwright and novelist, said to have coined the term serendipity wrote the Gothic novel Castle of Otranto (). Fourth Earl of Orford, Horace Walpole was born 24 September in Arlington Street, Piccadilly, Westminster, London, England, the third son of Whig politician and First Earl of Orford Sir Robert.

Horace Walpole The novel focuses on Manfred, the lord of the castle, as he seeks to avert an ancient prophecy by marrying his dead son's betrothed, Isabella, to.

With an introduction by Mario Praz. Includes William Beckford's Vathek and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein ( text) alongside The Castle of Otranto. Walpole, Horace The Castle of Otranto (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ) ISBN With. Walpole's Otranto as the initiating prototype; William Beckford's Vathek (), which is "oriental" rather than medieval but similarly blends cruelty, terror, and eroticism; The Romance of the Forest () and The Mysteries of Udolpho () both by Ann Radcliffe; The Monk () by Matthew Gregory Lewis, involving seduction, incestuous rape, matricide and other murders, and diabolism.

The Romance of the Forest was Radcliffe's first work, and it catapulted her into success. Set in France, it's yet another winding tale of intrigue, mistaken identity, abandoned abbeys, and young lovers.

Kiss Me or Kill Me: The 20 Best Romantic Suspense Novels. Picture a genre fiction Venn diagram. One circle represents suspense, the other romance, and the overlap contains the intriguing world of romantic suspense, in which two seemingly disparate elements, danger and desire, are successfully merged into one irresistible story.

The Castle Of Otranto (Illustrated Black And White) Paperback [Walpole, Horace] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Castle. Hugh Walpole is an author not well known these days but he tells a really good story, and writes extremely well.

He was popular in the early twentieth century. Rogue Harries is the first book in a series of four which is published under the title 'The Herries Chronicle'/5(35).

First published pseudonymously inThe Castle of Otrantopurported 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 romance: the ancient and the modern." Crammed. Walpole tries to create a new genre quite consciously by combining the new romance style of eighteenth century novels and the older tradition of fantastical tales.

Walpole also introduces a number of gothic tropes for the first time; strange and eerie goings on, things that go bump in the night, rapacious and predatory men, beautiful and endangered heroines and a spot of ghostliness.

Book Description: Romantic Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion provides a thorough critical, textual and historical account of the Gothic aesthetic as manifested across a wide range of Romantic-era literary texts, from the adumbrations of the Gothic mode in the proto-Romantic poetry of the s, through to the"belated" Gothic fictions of the late s.

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The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole. Download The Castle of Otranto ebook. 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”.[1].

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 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/5(7).

WALPOLE, HORATIO or Horace (), English politician and man of letters, 4th earl of Orford—a title to which he only succeeded at the end of his life, and by which he is little known—was born in Arlington Street, London, on the 24th of September He was the youngest of the five children of the 1st earl of Orford (Sir Robert.

Introduction: The Gothic in/and History Dale Townshend, Angela Wright and Catherine Spooner 1. The Goths in Ancient History David M. Gwynn; 2. The Term 'Gothic' in the Long Eighteenth Century, Nick Groom; 3.

The Literary Gothic Before Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto Dale Townshend. Walpole’s life-long correspondent, the Florentine expatriate Sir Horace Mann, was labelled a “finger-twirler” [a decent word for Sodomites] by the diarist and social commentator Hester Lynch Piozzi.

A romantic and erotic camaraderie is detectable among the aesthetes, archly expressed in interior decoration and antiquarianism.