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Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto

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The Castle of Otranto is a novel by Horace Walpole. First published in 1764, it is generally regarded as the first gothic novel. Walpole himself applied the word ‘Gothic’ to the novel in the subtitle of the second edition: A Gothic Story. Set in a haunted castle, the novel merged medievalism and terror in a style that has endured ever since. The literary style of the novel has influenced contemporary gothic literature, films, art, music, and the goth subculture.



Octavo. 176 pp, set in Monotype Bell and printed on Century Laid, cotton paper with watermarks in an edition of 25 copies (this is no 2). Bound by hand in half leather with marbled boards, titles and decoration to spine gilt, marbled edges.

Attractively bound by hand.



Brand new copy in a fine binding. 



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