Some beautiful images from the British Library’s edition of the founding Gothic novel, Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1765).
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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
The Castle of Otranto
Author: Horace Walpole
The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole, is generally viewed as the first Gothic novel. 241 more words
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