Horace Walpole





Horace Walpole

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born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
September 24, 1717

died
March 02, 1797

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Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. Along with the book, his literary reputation rests on his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest. He was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, and cousin of Lord Nelson.


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“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”
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“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.”
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Polls

November 2014 Old School Classic Poll

Which book would you like to read for our November 2014 Old School Classic Group Read?

 
  30 votes, 20.3%

1842, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.9%

1872, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.8%

 
  14 votes, 9.5%

1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, 157 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.8%

 
  12 votes, 8.1%

 
  11 votes, 7.4%

 
  10 votes, 6.8%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1833, Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac, 200 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1834, Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac, 370 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

 
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