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Literature: The Castle of Otranto
The first official Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto was written by Horace Walpole and published in 1764. It concerns the story of the prince Manfred and his desire to avoid a curse placed upon his ancestors, which places him at risk of losing his castle and title.

The Castle of Otranto provides examples of:


    Gothic HorrorVathek
Carrion ComfortHorror LiteratureThe Castle In Transylvania
The Canterbury TalesClassic LiteratureCharlotte Temple

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