The Castle Of Otranto

Author: Horace Horace Walpole
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Why buy our paperbacks? Standard Font size of 10 for all books High Quality Paper Fulfilled by Amazon Expedited shipping 30 Days Money Back Guarantee BEWARE of Low-quality sellers Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. How is this book unique? Unabridged (100% Original content) Font adjustments & biography included Illustrated About The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century, with authors such as Charles Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and Daphne du Maurier.The initial 1764 edition was titled in full The Castle of Otranto, A Story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. From the Original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto. This first edition purported to be a translation based on a manuscript printed at Naples in 1529 and recently rediscovered in the library of "an ancient Catholic family in the north of England". This "ancient Catholic family" is possibly the Percy family, as Walpole would have known the Duke of Northumberland and his wife Elizabeth Percy, though this is not proven. The Italian manuscript's story, it was claimed, derived from a story still older, dating back perhaps as far as the Crusades. This Italian manuscript, along with alleged author "Onuphrio Muralto", were Walpole's fictional creations, and "William Marshal" his pseudonym.

The Castle Of Otranto English Italian Edition Illustrated

Author: Horace Walpole
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The Castle of Otranto tells the story of Manfred, lord of the castle, and his family. The book begins on the wedding-day of his sickly son Conrad and princess Isabella. Shortly before the wedding, however, Conrad is crushed to death by a gigantic helmet that falls on him from above. This inexplicable event is particularly ominous in light of an ancient prophecy, "that the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it". Manfred, terrified that Conrad's death signals the beginning of the end for his line, resolves to avert destruction by marrying Isabella himself while divorcing his current wife Hippolita, who he feels has failed to bear him a proper heir. La signoria di Otranto era legata a una profezia: «Il castello e la signoria d'Otranto sarebbero venuti a mancare all'attuale famiglia, quando l'autentico possessore fosse diventato troppo grande per abitarvi». Manfredi, principe d'Otranto, ha due figli: Matilda e Corrado, il suo prediletto. Egli dovrebbe sposare Isabella, la figlia del marchese di Vicenza. Proprio il giorno delle nozze, però, Corrado viene schiacciato da un enorme elmo identico a quello della statua di Alfonso, un precedente principe della signoria d'Otranto.

The Castle Of Otranto And The Mysterious Mother

Author: Horace Walpole
Editor: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551113043
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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. 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.

Das Schloss Von Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole
Editor: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027215501
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Das Schloss von Otranto ist ein Roman des britischen Politikers und Schriftstellers Horace Walpole aus dem Jahr 1764. Walpole begründete damit die später sehr erfolgreiche Romangattung des Schauerromans (Gothic Novel). Der Roman stellte einen Bruch mit den Idealen der Aufklärung dar, die naturalistische Darstellungen und natürliche Erklärungen in der Literatur in den Vordergrund stellten. Er ist Vorläufer der romantischen Geschichten und Erzählungen des späten 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhunderts und beeinflusst die Literatur bis in unsere Zeit. Zur Inhalt: In Das Schloss von Otranto wird das für seine Familie verderbliche Wirken einer mächtigen Vaterfigur (Manfred) geschildert, die sich tyrannisch und intrigant um die genealogische Nachfolge sorgt, als sein schwächlicher Sohn von einem mysteriösen Riesenhelm erschlagen wird. Manfred, nun ohne Sohn und Erben, stellt daraufhin des Sohnes versprochener Braut Isabella nach, die er zuvor für diesen entführen ließ, um eine Verbindung zwischen seinem Fürstentum Otranto und dem Herrschaftsbereich des Marcheses von Vicenza, dessen Tochter die Braut ist, herzustellen. Nun will Manfred Isabella vergewaltigen, danach seine devote Ehefrau Hippolyta verstoßen, um dann Isabella heiraten zu können. Isabella graut es jedoch vor ihrem alten, finsteren Verfolger und versucht kurz nach Manfreds "Antrag" aus der Burg von Otranto zu fliehen.

The Castle Of Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole
Editor: BabsArtCreations
ISBN: 1471754057
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Contains 36 illustrations by Babette van den Berg. The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole.The Castle of Otranto tells the story of Manfred, lord of the castle, and his family. The book begins on the wedding-day of his sickly son Conrad and princess Isabella. Shortly before the wedding, however, Conrad is crushed to death by a gigantic helmet that falls on him from above. This inexplicable event is particularly ominous in light of an ancient prophecy "That the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it." Manfred, terrified that Conrad's death signals the beginning of the end for his line. He becomes obsessed with the idea of ending his marriage with Hippolita in pursuit of the much younger Isabella....

Adeline Oder Die Abentheuer Im Walde

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Delphi Complete Works Of Horace Walpole Illustrated

Author: Horace Walpole
Editor: Delphi Classics
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The eighteenth century man of letters Horace Walpole is accredited with writing the first Gothic novel, ‘The Castle of Otranto’, as well as producing an accomplished range of literary texts in various genres. This comprehensive eBook presents Walpole’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Walpole’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many rare non-fiction works, appearing in digital print for the first time, including Walpole’s art criticism and memoirs of George II and III * Includes Walpole’s rare poetry collection – available in no other collection * Includes Walpole’s letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Features two biographies - discover Walpole’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novel THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO The Shorter Fiction HIEROGLYPHIC TALES The Plays THE MYSTERIOUS MOTHER THE COUNT OF NARBONNE The Poetry FUGITIVE PIECES IN VERSE AND PROSE The Non-Fiction SOME ANECDOTES OF PAINTING IN ENGLAND AN ACCOUNT OF THE GIANTS LATELY DISCOVERED HISTORIC DOUBTS ON THE LIFE AND REIGN OF RICHARD III ON MODERN GARDENING A DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA OF MR. HORACE WALPOLE CATALOGUE OF ENGRAVERS MEMOIRS OF THE REIGN OF KING GEORGE THE SECOND MEMOIRS OF THE REIGN OF KING GEORGE THE THIRD The Letters THE LETTERS OF HORACE WALPOLE The Biographies SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF HORACE WALPOLE, EARL OF ORFORD by Lord Dover HORATIO WALPOLE by Adolphus William Ward Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Illustrated London News

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Bradshaw S Illustrated Hand Book To Italy

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Historical Boundaries Narrative Forms

Author: Lorna Clymer
Editor: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874139396
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This collection of twelve essays by colleagues, students, and friends of Everett Zimmerman treats four topics that Zimmerman explored during his career: the representation of the self in narratives, the early British novel and related forms, their epistemological and generic borders, and their intellectual and cultural contexts. The collection is divided into two sections: Boundaries and Forms. The essays in Boundaries explore how epistemological and narrative distinctions between history and fiction meet or overlap in the novel's relationship to other forms, including providential history, travel narratives, uptopias, autobiography, and visual art. In Forms, the contributors investigate fictional, historical, and material forms; the impact those cultural phenomena had on the meaning and value attributed to literary works; and how such forms arose in response to historical conditions. The essays describe the historical range of Zimmerman's work, beginning with Defoe and ending with Coetzee, and treat such key writers of the long eighteenth century as Fielding, Richardson, Walpole, Austen, and Scott. Bakersfield. Robert Mayer is Professor of English and Director of the Screen Studies Program at Oklahoma State University.