Castle of Otranto

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Novel by Horace Walpole (1764), published anonymously, with an elaborate preface describing the author as ‘Onuphrio Muralto’, a medieval Italian canon. Prince Manfred of Otranto has a devoted wife, Hippolita ...

Subjects: Literature.

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Lord Orford Horace Walpole (1717—1797) author, politician, and patron of the arts