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Kniha: The Castle of Otranto (Oxford World's Classics New Edition) - H. Walpole

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Kniha: The Castle of Otranto (Oxford World's Classics New Edition)
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First published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades. In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to ... (celý popis)
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Nakladatelství: OUP References
Médium / forma: Tištěná kniha
Rok vydání: 2008
Počet stran: 176
Vazba: Paperback
EAN: 9780199537211
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First published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades. In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the second edition, 'to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern'. He gives us a series of catastrophes, ghostly interventions, revelations of identity, and exciting contests. Crammed with invention, entertainment, terror, and pathos, the novel was an immediate success and Walpole's own favourite among his numerous works. His friend, the poet Thomas Gray, wrote that he and his family, having read Otranto, were now 'afraid to go to bed o'nights'. The novel is here reprinted from a text of 1798, the last that Walpole himself prepared for the press.

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