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Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

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Horace Walpole was born in London on September 24, 1717 and educated at Eton College and Kings College, Cambridge. Upon his return from college, Walpole was elected to Parliament and served until 1768. He was the youngest son of British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole. He was known as The Earl of näytä lisää Orford. Walpole opened a private press that published his own works and that of his friends. He is well known for his Gothic romance novel, The Castle of Otranto. Horace Walpole died in London on March 2, 1797, after which his title became extinct since he never married or had children. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Otranton linna (1764) 3,735 kappaletta, 127 arvostelua
Hieroglyphic Tales (1978) 67 kappaletta
The Castle of Otranto with Vathek and Nightmare Abbey (2009) 57 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Letters of Horace Walpole (1951) — Tekijä — 27 kappaletta
Anecdotes of painting in England (1828) 16 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Tres piezas góticas (1997) 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Walpoliana (2012) 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Frankenstein : Et autres romans gothiques (2014) 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Walpole's Letters 7 kappaletta
Romans terrifiants (1997) 7 kappaletta
Letters Of Horace Walpole, V1 (2004) 6 kappaletta
The Castle of Otranto - Vathek (1983) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
Horace Walpole and his world (1895) 4 kappaletta
Letters of (6 vols.) 2 kappaletta
Memoirs and Portraits 2 kappaletta
Hiyeroglif Masallar (2022) 2 kappaletta
Horace Walpole's Correspondence (1973) — Toimittaja — 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Essay on Modern Gardening (2008) 1 kappale
The Bird's Nest 1 kappale
The Yale edition of Horace Walpole's correspondence (1937) — Tekijä — 1 kappale

Associated Works

Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto / Vathek / Frankenstein (1968) — Avustaja — 618 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Avustaja — 264 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Phantom of the Opera and Other Gothic Tales (2018) — Avustaja — 194 kappaletta
Eighteenth-Century English Literature (1969) — Tekijä — 188 kappaletta
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1960) — Avustaja — 146 kappaletta
Seven Masterpieces of Gothic Horror (1963) — Avustaja — 104 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Treasury Of Gothic & Supernatural (1981) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Shorter novels of the eighteenth century (1930) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Northanger Abbey/Castle of Otranto/Mysteries of Udolpho (1963) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua

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Beautiful Gothic Horror -- 1976 Castle of Otranto , Folio Society Devotees (lokakuuta 2022)
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O que é o Gótico, se não tudo que envolve "O Castelo de Otranto"?

Horace Walpole é o pai do Goticismo, e "Otranto", o seu filho prodígio.

No princípio, nossa literatura era medieval, permeada por tiranos nobres e seus castelos assombrados por sangue e vinganças; e este modelo é mérito exclusivo do autor inglês.

Em sua maior ópera, vê-se a genialidade do medo prematuro, que baseia-se em um terror fantasioso. Em seu enredo enxuto e apressado, movimenta-se cada palavra com a ação do presente, o sabor do passado e o temor do futuro.

É brilhante e por tal, é também responsável por inaugura-la: a literatura gótica.
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morgmortem | 126 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 2, 2024 |
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adastra | 126 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 15, 2024 |
It was just a little... much
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ethorwitz | 126 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |
Sunday, November 15, 2020

I'm a bit ashamed...but not too much. This book is 106 pages long. I abandoned it on page 80. I just couldn't do it anymore. He lost me about page 50 and I kept falling asleep after a few minutes of trying to muddle through. I got sick of wasting evenings so figured I'd put it away for another time.

Manfred's plight was reminiscent of Henry VIII---quite ridiculous, but I guess if it worked for the king...

Horace Walpole was responsible for redefining the word gothic, in terms of decor style, as well as being the author of the first gothic novel. Published in 1764, Otranto was hugely influential on countless works afterward and has been called one of the six most important books in the English language, in terms of its influence. So greatly did it feed the imaginations of later authors that it wasn't too long before it began to be parodied, as in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

I did it. I restarted this hopelessly melodramatic piece of 18th century drivel and finished it to the last bitter dregs. It was quite ridiculous but a couple humorous parts were reminiscent of Danny Kaye's Court Jester so it wasn't a total waste.
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classyhomemaker | 126 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 11, 2023 |



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