Das Schloss von Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027215501

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Das Schloss von Otranto ist ein Roman des britischen Politikers und Schriftstellers Horace Walpole aus dem Jahr 1764. Walpole begründete damit die später sehr erfolgreiche Romangattung des Schauerromans (Gothic Novel). Der Roman stellte einen Bruch mit den Idealen der Aufklärung dar, die naturalistische Darstellungen und natürliche Erklärungen in der Literatur in den Vordergrund stellten. Er ist Vorläufer der romantischen Geschichten und Erzählungen des späten 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhunderts und beeinflusst die Literatur bis in unsere Zeit. Zur Inhalt: In Das Schloss von Otranto wird das für seine Familie verderbliche Wirken einer mächtigen Vaterfigur (Manfred) geschildert, die sich tyrannisch und intrigant um die genealogische Nachfolge sorgt, als sein schwächlicher Sohn von einem mysteriösen Riesenhelm erschlagen wird. Manfred, nun ohne Sohn und Erben, stellt daraufhin des Sohnes versprochener Braut Isabella nach, die er zuvor für diesen entführen ließ, um eine Verbindung zwischen seinem Fürstentum Otranto und dem Herrschaftsbereich des Marcheses von Vicenza, dessen Tochter die Braut ist, herzustellen. Nun will Manfred Isabella vergewaltigen, danach seine devote Ehefrau Hippolyta verstoßen, um dann Isabella heiraten zu können. Isabella graut es jedoch vor ihrem alten, finsteren Verfolger und versucht kurz nach Manfreds "Antrag" aus der Burg von Otranto zu fliehen.

The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113043

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 6643

This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole. Published on Christmas Eve, 1764, on Walpole’s private press at Strawberry Hill, his Gothicized country house, The Castle of Otranto became an instant and immediate classic of the Gothic genre as well as the prototype for Gothic fiction for the next two hundred years. Walpole’s brooding and intense drama, The Mysterious Mother, focuses on the protagonist’s angst over an act of incest with his mother, and includes the appearance of Father Benedict, Gothic literature’s first evil monk. Appendices in this edition include selections from Walpole’s letters, contemporary responses, and writings illustrating the aesthetic and intellectual climate of the period. Also included is Sir Walter Scott’s introduction to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto.

The Castle of Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781451537567

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

View: 8201

In "The Castle of Otranto," Manfred is a usurper who wants to consolidate his reign over Otranto by marrying his weak son off to Isabella, heir to a more legitimate prince. But there is an old prophecy which warns against such moves, and on the day of the wedding a gigantic iron helmet falls over Manfred's son's head. This monstrous mishap is only the beginning of this funnily creepy tale. But the plot, though wild and entertaining, is the least important thing about this 1764's novel. The really attractive, entertaining and literarily important thing is the creation of stereotypes: the foul weather; an ancient, dark castle full of closed halls, secret passages, corridors and doors; frightening apparitions; wicked tyrants desperate for fertile women; virtuous and pure ladies; heroic lads; dark and cold forests where ghosts appear, etc. Horace Walpole, who seems to have been an interesting man, must have had enormous fun writing this tone-setting book, which has had plenty of children in literature. Though imperfect in literary terms, "The Castle of Otranto" is well worth reading if for no other reason than to discover where many of the commonplaces in Gothic literature come from. The characters in "The Castle of Otranto" are more like "types" than living human beings. That said, the book is a breezy example of an early novel, before the Victorians got hold of the form and made the books longer and more "respectable." Author Horace Walpole was the son of the prominent 18th century politician Robert Walpole, who is satirized in John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" and in a number of works written by Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope. Perhaps fortunately, Robert Walpole passed away before Horace wrote this book!

The Collection of Classic Gothic Novels

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1537825623

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2467

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents. Gothic literature can be traced back to 1764 with Horace Walpole's novel The Castle of Otranto.Throughout the years some of the most popular works in all of fiction have been part of the Gothic genre and that figures to remain the case in the foreseeable future.This collection includes the following: NOVELS: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Dracula by Bram Stoker The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe The Monk by M.G. Lewis Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, trans. by Isabel F. Hapgood Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Castle of Wolfenbach by Eliza Parsons Wagner the Werewolf by G.W.M. Reynolds The Old English Baron by Clara Reeve SHORT STORIES: The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe The Vampyre by John William Polidori

The Castle of Otranto

A Gothic Story

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191009628

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3987

'Look, my lord! See heaven itself declares against your impious intentions!' The Castle of Otranto (1764) is the first supernatural English novel and one of the most influential works of Gothic fiction. It inaugurated a literary genre that will be forever associated with the effects that Walpole pioneered. Professing to be a translation of a mysterious Italian tale from the darkest Middle Ages, the novel tells of Manfred, prince of Otranto, whose fear of an ancient prophecy sets him on a course of destruction. After the grotesque death of his only son, Conrad, on his wedding day, Manfred determines to marry the bride-to-be. The virgin Isabella flees through a castle riddled with secret passages. Chilling coincidences, ghostly visitations, arcane revelations, and violent combat combine in a heady mix that terrified the novel's first readers. In this new edition Nick Groom examines the reasons for its extraordinary impact and the Gothic culture from which it sprang. The Castle of Otranto was a game-changer, and Walpole the writer who paved the way for modern horror exponents. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction

Author: Jerrold E. Hogle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

View: 2327

Provides a survey of literary gothicism from its origins in Renaissance revenge tragedy, through eighteenth century novels and plays, to nineteenth and twentieth century film and fiction.

A New Companion to The Gothic

Author: David Punter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405198060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 549

View: 7384

The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy. The addition of 12 new essays and a section on Global Gothic reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade. Many of the original essays have been revised to reflect current debates Offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned Features important and original essays by leading scholars in the field The editor is widely recognized as the founder of modern criticism of the Gothic

The Semantic Charging of Space in "The Castle of Otranto" (Gothic Novel)

Author: Christina Gieseler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364060489X


Page: 32

View: 8386

Essay from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Wuppertal (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: The British Novel in the Late 18th and Early 19th Century, language: English, comment: 12-seitige Analyse von "The Castle of Otranto" als Gothic Novel, in Form eines Essays + Bibliographie., abstract: ...] An awful silence reigned throughout those subterraneous regions, except now and then some blasts of wind that shook the doors Isabella] had passed, and which grating on the rusty hinges were re-echoed through that long labyrinth of darkness. Every murmur struck her with new terror ...] (Walpole 61). This passage of Walpole's The Castle of Otranto is only one example that shows how the construction of the setting in this novel strongly contributes to the atmosphere of the tale. Also in other passages it becomes obvious that the description of space and landscape conveys a specific meaning within the story, and even prefigures the development throughout the plot. Nunning and Nunning mention: Raume fungieren] nicht nur als Schauplatze ...], sondern erfullen] eine Erzahlfunktion' ...], raumliche Oppositionen werden] zum Modell fur semantische Oppositionen'" (cf. 132). Thus, several places and the landscape depicted in the setting may function as semantic carriers (cf. ibid. 133). In this essay it will be examined in how far space is semantically charged in Walpole's work, and how this influences the plot, the atmosphere within the story, and the reader's perception of it. In addition, it will be shown that the semantic charging of the settings in The Castle of Otranto is also influenced by its being a Gothic novel. Therefore, a definition of the latter term will be given as well..."

The German Gothic Novel in Anglo-German Perspective

Author: Patrick Bridgwater

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 607

View: 5977

The first full-length study of the main German contributors to the Gothic canon, to each of whom a chapter is devoted, The German Gothic Novel in Anglo-German Perspective is an original historical and comparative study that goes well beyond the necessary review of the evidence to include much new material, many new insights and pieces of analysis, and some fundamental changes of perspective. The book aims to put the record straight in bibliographical and literary historical terms, and to act as a reference guide to facilitate future research, so that anyone working on the German Gothic novel or on Anglo-German interactions in the field of Gothic, will find there references to all the relevant secondary literature. The German Gothic Novel in Anglo-German Perspective is addressed to Germanists, but also to teachers and students of English, American and comparative literature, for there is at present hardly a ‘hotter’ subject than Gothic. The book’s emphasis on the Gothic work of canonical writers should prompt even conservative German Departments to reconsider their attitude to Gothic. Being addressed to scholars and students of German, German quotations are given in German, but English translations are added for the convenience of English and American scholars and students of Gothic, who represent another important section of the books’ target audience.

Seven Classic Gothic Novels

Author: Horace Walpole,Ann Radcliffe,Matthew Lewis

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455425524

Category: Fiction

Page: 853

View: 6514

This file includes: The Castle of Otranto by Walpole, The Mysteries of Udolpho by Radcliffe, The Monk by Lewis, Wieland by Brown, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Fall of the House of Usher by Poe, and Dracula by Stoker.

Fantastic Literature

A Critical Reader

Author: David Sandner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980535

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

View: 4111

Culls together important criticism of fantastic literature from Plato and Aristotle to present critics.

The Rough Guide to Classic Novels

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1848362188

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 938

Get the lowdown on the best fiction ever written. Over 230 of the world’s greatest novels are covered, from Quixote (1614) to Orhan Pamuk’s Snow (2002), with fascinating information about their plots and their authors – and suggestions for what to read next. The guide comes complete with recommendations of the best editions and translations for every genre from the most enticing crime and punishment to love, sex, heroes and anti-heroes, not to mention all the classics of comedy and satire, horror and mystery and many other literary genres. With feature boxes on experimental novels, female novelists, short reviews of interesting film and TV adaptations, and information on how the novel began, this guide will point you to all the classic literature you’ll ever need.

Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels

A Critical Approach

Author: Julia Round

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786449802

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 8921

This book explores the connections between comics and Gothic from four different angles: historical, formal, cultural and textual. It identifies structures, styles and themes drawn from literary gothic traditions and discusses their presence in British and American comics today, with particular attention to the DC Vertigo imprint. Part One offers an historical approach to British and American comics and Gothic, summarizing the development of both their creative content and critical models, and discussing censorship, allusion and self-awareness. Part Two brings together some of the gothic narrative strategies of comics and reinterprets critical approaches to the comics medium, arguing for an holistic model based around the symbols of the crypt, the spectre and the archive. Part Three then combines cultural and textual analysis, discussing the communities that have built up around comics and gothic artifacts and concluding with case studies of two of the most famous gothic archetypes in comics: the vampire and the zombie.

Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109113

Category: Gothic revival (Literature)

Page: 497

View: 4686

Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of authors associated with Gothic literature.

Der Mönch

Author: Matthew G. Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899960747


Page: 798

View: 7730


Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010

Author: Sara Wasson,Emily Alder

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 184631707X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

View: 3079

Gothic fiction's focus on the irrational and supernatural would seem to conflict with science fiction's rational foundations. However, as this novel collection demonstrates, the two categories often intersect in rich and revealing ways. Analyzing a range of works—including literature, film, graphic novels, and trading card games—from the past three decades through the lens of this hybrid genre, this volume examines their engagement with the era's dramatic changes in communication technology, medical science, and personal and global politics.

The Gothic World of Anne Rice

Author: Gary Hoppenstand,Ray Broadus Browne

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879727086

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 744

This anthology argues for the serious study of the literary oeuvre of Anne Rice, a major figure in today’s popular literature. The essays assert that Rice expands the conventions of the horror genre’s formula to examine important social issues. Like a handful of authors working in this genre, Rice manipulates its otherwise predictable narrative structures so that a larger, more interesting cultural mythology can be developed. Rice searches for philosophical truth, examining themes of good and evil, the influence on people and society of both nature and nurture, and the conflict and dependence of humanism and science.