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The Castle of Otranto

Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel. The son of Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a fast-paced story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder and supernatural phenomena unfolding in an atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight and dark castle walls - mirroring the inner turmoils of the characters themselves. Horace Walpole’s tale, an immediate success when it first appeared in 1764, is a classic of its genre.

The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel. The son of Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a fast-paced story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder and supernatural phenomena unfolding in an atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight and dark castle walls - mirroring the inner turmoils of the characters themselves. Horace Walpole’s tale, an immediate success when it first appeared in 1764, is a classic of its genre.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel. The son of Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a fast-paced story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder and supernatural phenomena unfolding in an atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight and dark castle walls - mirroring the inner turmoils of the characters themselves. Horace Walpole’s tale, an immediate success when it first appeared in 1764, is a classic of its genre.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Neville Jason

Length:

4h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

09:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:09