Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Castle of Otranto

Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, The Vampyre Three Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto, Vathek, The Vampyre by Horace Walpole


My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was assigned Walpole's tale "The Castle of Otranto" for my Gothic Tale of Terror class. I enjoyed the story although the dialogue was a little hard to follow. The story reminded me of the Knights of the Round Table stories and I couldn't help but see a glimpse of Henry VIII in there as well. This story set the mold for future Gothic tales. The giant helmet bit hooked me from the beginning.


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