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Generally regarded as the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole 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.
This book has 104 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1764.
Production notes: This ebook of The Castle of Otranto was published by Global Grey in 2018.