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The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
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Jun 17, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, gothic, on-my-bookcase
Read from June 17 to 22, 2010

Despite reading like an overly-dramatic soap opera, I found Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto incredibly entertaining! Walpole had no idea what he was starting when he wrote this novel! He really set the bar for Gothic novels (I'm not saying it wasn't an easy standard to overcome because others after him surely did it better.) There's something to be said though for starting a trend that allowed authors to comment on society, religion, and class without ever really commenting on any of those topics.
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