Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 104
Publication Date: 1764
Generally regarded as the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto merges medievalism and terror. It tells the story of Manfred, lord of the castle, and his family. The book begins on the wedding-day of his sickly son Conrad and princess Isabella. After an inexplicable event that seems to bear out an ancient prophecy, Manfred takes steps to ensure the safety and survival of his family, only to make things so much worse.