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The Old English Baron / The Castle of Otranto (Eighteenth-Century Literature Series) (Eighteenth-Century Literature Series)

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Clara Reeve's early gothic novel, The Old English Baron (1778), is paired with Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764), the work that inspired it. Hers is the story of Edmund, the peasant-hero, who discovers his rightful heritage through mysterious portents, and whose loyalty and integrity are put to the test in bringing the villain to justice. With an emphasis on pr ...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published January 28th 2002 by College Publishing (first published January 2002)
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Reeve was born in Ipswich, England, one of the eight children of Reverend Willian Reeve, M.A., Rector of Freston and of Kreson in Suffolk, and perpetual curate of St Nicholas. Her mother's maiden name was Smithies, daughter of a Smithies, a goldsmith and jeweller to King George I. In a letter to one of her friends Reeve said the following of her father and her early life:

My father was an old Whig
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The Old English Baron The Old English Baron: A Gothic Story, with Edmond, Orphan of the Castle The Progress of Romance and the History of Charoba, Queen of Aegypt The School for Widows Fatherless Fanny, or a Young Lady's First Entrance Into Life; Being the Memoirs of a Little Mendicant and Her Benefactors

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