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The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole

Some beautiful images from the British Library’s edition of the founding Gothic novel, Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1765).


The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

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Book Reviews

Terror and Wonder:  Gothic Imagination at the British Library

Another crowd-pleaser of an exhibition at the British Library: 250 years since the publication of Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto, so a convenient enough excuse, as if one were needed, to celebrate 250 years of the gothic imagination, not just in literature, but in art, architecture, film, fashion and music. 1,714 more words

Book Collecting

As my cousin Mr. Horace Walpole ....

An electioneering handbill issued before the King’s Lynn election of 1767

  • Author: Walpole, Thomas, 1727-1803.
  • Title: As my cousin Mr. Horace Walpole, has declined offering himself again as a candidate … / Thomas Walpole.
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Books & Printed Texts

More Sparkly New Lovelies from Hesperus Press!

Hot on the heels of their lovely new edition of “Mapp and Lucia”, Hesperus Press are launching today two new Hesperus Classics – and both are really rather wonderful! 941 more words

Gay Georgian London: Horace Walpole Amongst the 'Finger-Twirlers'

On the 24th of September 1717, Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician, was born in London. 1,087 more words