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Gothic Fiction - The Castle of Otranto By Horace Walpole
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The Castle of Otranto, regarded as the first gothic novel ever written, tells the tale of love, deceit, haunting, and death. Shortly before his wedding, Conrad is crushed to death by a gigantic... More > helmet that falls on him from above. This inexplicable event is particularly ominous in light of an ancient prophecy "The castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it". Terrified that Conrad's death signals the beginning of the end for his line, his father, Mannfred, resolves to avert destruction by marrying his son's fiance, while divorcing his current wife Hippolita, who he feels has failed to bear him a proper heir. However, as Manfred attempts to marry Isabella, she escapes, and finds sanctuary in the local church.< Less

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