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Title The castle of Otranto [electronic resource] / Horace Walpole.
Author Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
Publication London : Hesperus Classics, 2014.
Description 1 online resource (pages ; cm.)
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Call # eBOOK
Summary This provocative and playful tale of medieval dynastic and sexual politics is regarded as the first-ever published gothic novel and has inspired authors from Stoker to Poe to RowlingAbounding with unfulfilled prophecies, supernatural occurrences, adventure, suspense, and destiny, it follows the fortunes of the royal family of Sicily in the 13th century. Prince Conrad is crushed to death on the day of his wedding to the beautiful Princess Isabella. Heirless and terrified of an ancient prophecy that foretells the downfall of his dynasty, his father, King Manfred, divorces his wife and resolves to marry the princess himself. Far from enamored with her new fiancé, Isabella flees the royal castle and makes for the sanctuary of a nearby church with the help of the humble Theodore. When the pair are captured their respective fates seem inescapable; but at the moment of Theodore's death, delivery comes from the most unexpected of places.
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Subject Horror tales, English.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Vampires -- Fiction.
FICTION / Classics.
FICTION / Gothic.
Genre Electronic books.
Gothic fiction.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: 9781843915201
ISBN 178094344X electronic bk.
9781780943442 electronic bk.

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