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  • Location: Otranto

The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto

Why a Booktrail?

Said to be the first supernatural English novel

  • ISBN: 978-1548394486
  • Genre: Ghost/supernatural, Gothic

What you need to know before your trail

Horace Walpole’s classic novel, regarded as the first gothic novel ever published and starting the influential genre. In this seminal tale, a the ancient curse of a castle drives its inhabitants to murder and other grisly acts in attempts to protect family lines.

Travel Guide

Castle Otranto (c) Google

Castle Otranto (c) Google

Visit Castle Otranto

Apparently when Horace Walpole sat down to write his novel of Medieval romance and realism called The Castle of Otranto. that he had never been to he castle in question. It was a happy accident after he had finished his book and studied a map of the Kingdom of Naples in his search for a good name for the book and castle.

It’s a castle and a book that share much of their tragedy and history. The castle is gothic, very uninviting but fascinating at the same time and there is  a drawbridge. Exactly what you need for a gothic novel!

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Castle of Otranto

Destination : Otranto   Author/Guide: Horace Walpole  Departure Time: 1700s

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