fiction

Book Review: The Castle of Otranto (Horace Walpole, 1764)

Thunder, lightning, evil princes, crumbling castles, ghostly apparitions, swooning maidens… Crammed to the rafters with cliché, The Castle of Otranto is a 250-year-old bonanza of the Gothic from Horace Walpole, the father of the genre. (more…)

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