The Castle Of Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.)
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The Castle Of Otranto from the Author: Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.).

The Castle Of Otranto And The Mysterious Mother

Author: Horace Walpole
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551113043
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The Castle Of Otranto And The Mysterious Mother from the Author: Horace Walpole. This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole. Published on Christmas Eve, 1764, on Walpole’s private press at Strawberry Hill, his Gothicized country house, The Castle of Otranto became an instant and immediate classic of the Gothic genre as well as the prototype for Gothic fiction for the next two hundred years. Walpole’s brooding and intense drama, The Mysterious Mother, focuses on the protagonist’s angst over an act of incest with his mother, and includes the appearance of Father Benedict, Gothic literature’s first evil monk. Appendices in this edition include selections from Walpole’s letters, contemporary responses, and writings illustrating the aesthetic and intellectual climate of the period. Also included is Sir Walter Scott’s introduction to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto.

The Castle Of Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole
Publisher: Parma : Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, bookseller of London
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The Castle Of Otranto from the Author: Horace Walpole.

The Castle Of Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486212326
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The Castle Of Otranto from the Author: Horace Walpole. THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO BY HORACE WALPOLE; VATHEK BY WILLIAM BECKFORD; THE VAMPYRE BY JOHN POLIDORI; AND A FRAGMENT OF A NOVEL BY LORD BYRON.

The Role Of Women In Gothic Novels The Castle Of Otranto By Horace Walpole The Italian By Ann Radcliffe Melmoth The Wanderer By Charles Robert Maturin

Author: Antje Kahle
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
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The Role Of Women In Gothic Novels The Castle Of Otranto By Horace Walpole The Italian By Ann Radcliffe Melmoth The Wanderer By Charles Robert Maturin from the Author: Antje Kahle. Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, University of Osnabruck, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: There are more than 50 years between "The Castle of Otranto" and "Melmoth the Wanderer." "The Castle of Otranto" was published 1764, "The Italian" 1797 and "Melmoth the Wanderer" 1820. It might be interesting that "The Castle of Otranto" was published in year of birth of Ann Radcliffe and "The Italian" has been published in the year Horace Walpole died. An incident of course, but an interesting one. "The Castle of Otranto" is set in the time between 1095 and 1243, "The Italian" is set in the 18th century and "Melmoth the Wanderer" covers an period of time from the late 17th century to the early 19th century. In the following work will find out especially about the women in the three mentioned novels. In which way are they presented, is there a stereotype of a gothic heroine and are there changes throughout the time referring to the date of publishing and writing? The first point will be a short definition of the term "Gothic" according to literature. The second point will be an introduction of the three authors. For a better understanding of their work and the possible differences a look at their biography is absolutely necessary for me. In order of publishing I will introduce Horace Walpole ("The Castle of Otranto"), Ann Radcliffe ("The Italian") and Charles Robert Maturin ("Melmoth the Wanderer"). Additional to some biographical dates I will give some information about their work and their style of writing. After introducing the authors I will concentrate on the novels and how women are described and presented. Which role do they play in the three novels? Is there something special about each woman in the texts? Here I will concentrate on some characteristics which are typical for gothic novels and not so much on the social conventions or expectations women are faced with at the appropria"