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The Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole

Carrie Frye | Longreads | December 2014 | 16 minutes (4,064 words)

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As a child, Horace Walpole frequently heard it said of himself that surely he would die soon. 4,108 more words

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Horace Walpole

The Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole

Carrie Frye | Longreads | December 2014 | 16 minutes (4,064 words)

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As a child, Horace Walpole frequently heard it said of himself that surely he would die soon. 4,108 more words

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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 Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole

Carrie Frye | Longreads | December 2014 | 16 minutes (4,064 words)

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As a child, Horace Walpole frequently heard it said of himself that surely he would die soon. 4,108 more words

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Space and Place in Irish Gothic Fiction

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

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Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill House

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One of the most well-known men in Georgian England was Horace Walpole (1717-1797), a younger son of the first British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. 421 more words

Strawberry Hill House

I think I must have read about Strawberry Hill House on one of those lists of unusual things to do in London which I often reference. 467 more words

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"Cwtch Me, I'm Welsh"

Hello and Happy Monday, everyone!

My weekend was rather full. Thursday evening, I went to Guildford Town Centre to see the Christmas lights get turned on. 886 more words