The Castle of Otranto
The Castle of Otranto written in 1764 is the first Gothic novel and has begun a genre that has is still very popular. The introduction says that this novel was first written in the 16th century in Italy. Conrad is crushed by a large helmet on his wedding day. Conrad?s father Manfred decides he must divorce his wife and marry his son?s fiance. The novel to chucked full of supernatural events stemming from a curse on the castle. Ghosts, blood, and huge limbs are just a part of the adventure.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
I found The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole to be an odd yet entertaining story about a tyrant knight called Manfred, Prince of Otranto, and his family. Considered to be the father of Gothic ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jonfaith - LibraryThing
We are all reptiles, miserable, sinful creatures. It is piety alone that can distinguish us from the dust whence we sprung, and whither we must return. The Goodreads reviews of this pioneer work are a ... Read full review