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By: Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by HoraceWalpole. It is generally held to be the first gothic novel,initiating a literary genre which would become extremelypopular in the later 18th century and early 19thcentury. Thus, Castle, and Walpole by extension isarguably the forerunner to such authors as AnnRadcliffe, Bram Stoker, Daphne du Maurier, andStephen King.

Book cover Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia; The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story; Vathek, an Arabian Tale
Book cover The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1
Book cover Hieroglyphic Tales
Book cover Letters of Horace Walpole — Volume I
Book cover Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third
Book cover Letters of Horace Walpole — Volume II

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