Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gothic horror from Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole

Everyone is familiar with Bram Stoker's Dracula and the notorious vampire but there is another tale of vampires and a top Gothic novel--Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto of whom some even consider it to be the first Gothic novel.

The Castle of Otranto [book]

The Castle of Otranto [audio book]

And there are two other individuals that must be mentioned: Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Check the Internet Archives for written texts and audio offerings. Even Project Gutenberg is a good source for the same.

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