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Longreads has a fascinating portrait of Horace Walpole written by Carrie Frye. Horace Walpole arguably created the Gothic novel genre 250 years ago when he published The Castle of Otranto. Aside from establishing a literary genre, he was also the son of Robert Walpole, essentially the first Prime Minister of England. This is an outstanding article.
The image above is the home imagined and created by Horace Walpole, built in Twickenham from 1749. An embodiment of the Gothic, it is fitting to include it here to illustrate the extent to which the conventions of the Gothic are contrived and rarely challenged. 1,104 more words