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Published by Les Presses Universitaires de France in Paris .
Written in English


  • Walpole, Horace, -- 1717-1797

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Edition Notes

Statementby Paul Yvon
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 217 p.
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14714799M

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This book was first published in , and the author writes in his Introduction that it is his intention to rescue Horace Walpole ( to ) from the savage criticism in Macaulay’s essay of (and it is indeed a merciless one) which shaped Walpole’s reputation for the following century: that he was a wit indeed, but a shallow one; that, though he was self-consciously writing for posterity (keeping copies of Cited by: See all books authored by Horace Walpole, including The Castle of Otranto, and Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, The Vampyre, and a Fragment of a Novel, and more on Skip to content. Horace Walpole () is one of the most interesting literary figures of the eighteenth century in Britain. He had his own printing press at his amazing home, called Strawberry Hill (about which more in a moment), which published some of his own writings, and he saw himself as an important contributor to the literary and artistic culture of his day. Horace Walpole is primarily known for his novel The Castle of Otranto, widely considered the first and the most influential Gothic novel. Walpole.

Horace Walpole (–), English historian, Member of Parliament, connoisseur, playwright and novelist, said to have coined the term serendipity wrote the Gothic novel Castle of Otranto (). Horace Walpole (–97) was an English writer, connoisseur, and collector best known for The Castle of Otranto, which was the first Gothic novel in English and among the earliest horror stories. He built the Gothic Revival mansion known as Strawberry Hill, and he was a committed writer of letters. Horace can be regarded as the world's first autobiographer. In his writings, he tells us far more about himself, his character, his development, and his way of life, than any other great poet of antiquity. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Horace Walpole (Walpole, Horace, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article.. Walpole, Horace, The Castle of Otranto (Gutenberg text) Walpole, Horace, A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland and Ireland; With Lists of Their Works (enlarged and continued; 5 .

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