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Three Gothic Novels By Horace Walpole

Three Gothic Novels
by Horace Walpole

The Gothic novel, which flourished from about 1765 until 1825, revels in the horrible and the supernatural, in suspense and exotic settings. This volume presents three of the most celebrated Gothic novels: "The Castle of Otranto", published pseudonymously in 1765; "Vathek" (1786); and the story of "Frankenstein" (1818).

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The Gothic novel, which flourished from about 1765 until 1825, revels in the horrible and the supernatural, in suspense and exotic settings. This volume, with its erudite introduction by Mario Praz, presents three of the most celebrated Gothic novels: The Castle of Otranto, published pseudonymously in 1765, is one of the first of the genre and the most truly Gothic of the three. Vathek (1786), an oriental tale by an eccentric millionaire, exotically combines Gothic romanticism with the vivacity of The Arabian Nights and is a narrative tour de force. The story of Frankenstein (1818) and the monster he created is as spine-chilling today as it ever was; as in all Gothic novels, horror is the keynote.

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GOR001214548
Three Gothic Novels
Horace Walpole
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1974-06-27
512
0140430369
9780140430363
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