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I can tell you! Otranto the book came from that foggy time when novels, while trying to present them Good old Horace Walpole. Doesn’t matter that Conrad is only fifteen and rather sickly boy, the distinguished Prince’s family is composed of son Conrad, Matilda the daughter, three years older than her little brother and pious wife of ManfredHippolita. Tell me what it was! Then dismembered giant limbs show up around the castle, a woman and a man declare their love for each other for 20 minutes on a castle parapet during a storm while the hero’s in some battle.

It could be the high diction, or simple word choice; or it could be the ebook edition I read was in need of another round of proofing. A rival to Manfred’s claim to the estate of Otranto in fact has a better one. The only book thing I’ve read that moved this quickly was an old pulp novel by Norvell Page, who was known for his breakneck castelll.

Il Castello Di Otranto

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. English, Italian, Paperback Loot Price: It also is set in a cursed or haunted castle in a foreign land with people who talk in an outdated manner other criteria of the Guardian newspaper for classic Gothic horror stories.


Manfred lord of Otranto: Stopped by this apparition from doing something hasty – like trying to marry the gorgeous Matilda, for instance, that sinful dog! The book is a short, good read and very entertaining.

So I eventually decided to read one after buying it, putting it on my tbr-pile and forgetting about it again till yesterday. The story itself concerns a curse on the house Manfred, Prince of Otranto.

Half a page in the only son and heir of Manfred, the highly unlikeable the lord of the castle has already kicked the bucket only minutes before the wedding after a piece of a statue that apparently appeared out of nowhere fell on him. This book is very Shakespearian in style and therefore metaphorically and allegorically weighty despite being such a short, light paperback book.

The Castle of Otranto

Put this book on my shelf while doing an interview because I realized I hadn’t listed any of the classics. Many aspects of the plot worked together like a puzzle, all the pieces fitting nicely, but it casgello not feel as though Walpole contrived things to happen this way.

I have no idea what that means. Things bog down in the middle, slowed by sentimental dialogue and overcomplicated plot points, but the owner of the helmet himself appears at the end a deus ex maximus? Review This Product Otrxnto reviews yet – be the first to create one!


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Though I should mention it was written in and if you haven’t read any period lit you might not be able to otrantl though it as fast as some, since many of the writing rules we’ve been weaned on were not yet in existence.

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That’ll make everything better and ends up killing his daughter. Diptatup and Arpit 20 13 Dec 21, Get to Know Us. This old chestnut is great fun to read–gothic atmosphere, romance, comedy, murder and mayhem.

Il Castello Di Otranto by Walpole, Horace

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It certainly is one. Manfred tells his first wife the plan and she basically accepts being pushed aside for a younger woman without a peep. A quick and satisfacto This novel is the first Gothic horror story, written in Other apparitions are seen by servants in the castle, some too strange to be real Second, as the first gothic novel, it has the additional distinction of being the first gothic novel to really, really suck.

May 14, Henry Avila rated it liked it. Then how can you tell me what it is?

But Otranto did not disappoint. Naturally, I adore it.