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