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   Castle of Otranto, The, by Horace Walpole  
  Novel, first publication in May 1764 , latest edition in May 2002
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      The Castle of Otranto written in 1764 is the first Gothic novel and has begun a genre that has is still very popular. The introduction says that this novel was first written in the 16th century in Italy. Conrad is crushed by a large helmet on his wedding day. Conrad's father Manfred decides he must divorce his wife and marry his son's fiancé. The novel to chucked full of supernatural events stemming from a curse on the castle. Ghosts, blood, and huge limbs are just a part of the adventure.

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  • Ghosts - Specters - Spirits - Haunting
  • Horror - Terror
  • Vampires - Vampirism
  • Wedding

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