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Book Review: The Castle of Otranto and The Old English Baron

Horace Walpole The Castle of Otranto and Clara Reeve’s The Old English Baron are both seminal works in the history of the gothic novel but while they approach the same subjects (even in regards to plot) they diverge in interesting ways. 424 more words

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18. Yli 100 vuotta vanha kirja

Horace Walpolen romaani Otranton linna julkaistiin alkukielellä vuonna 1764. Viime vuonna teos julkaistiin ensimmäistä kertaa kokonaisuudessaan suomeksi. Otranton linnan sanotaan olevan ensimmäinen goottilainen kauhuromaani. Kauhua siinä tosin nykylukijalle ei ole nimeksikään. 119 more words

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Strawberry Hill: the eccentric house that inspired the Gothic Revival

Among the smart suburban homes of Twickenham is a very strange house.  Gleaming white walls, battlements, Gothic pinnacles and a round tower stand out against more restrained neighbours. 1,788 more words

18th Century

Strawberry Hill: the eccentric house that inspired the Gothic Revival

Among the smart suburban homes of Twickenham is a very strange house.  Gleaming white walls, battlements, Gothic pinnacles and a round tower stand out against more restrained neighbours. 1,788 more words

18th Century

QUOTE OF THE DAY 03.28.15

“It was easier to conquer it than to know what to do with it.”

– Horace Walpole

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Audiobook Review: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

Genre: Gothic Horror

Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 16, 1998; First published in 1764)

Author Information: Wikipedia

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London Calling: The Calling Card Craze

So tell me: before telephones and e mail and texting and Facebook and Instagram and cars and Twitter and suchlike: how the devil did a girl get herself introduced into decent circles of society? 317 more words