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    • The Castle of Otranto

    • By: Horace Walpole
    • Narrated by: Tony Jay
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed under mysterious circumstances. His calculating father, Manfred, fears that his dynasty will now come to an end and determines to marry his son's bride himself, despite the fact he is already married. But a series of terrifying supernatural omens soon threaten this unlawful union, as the curse placed on Manfred's ancestor, who usurped the lawful Prince of Otranto, begins to unfold.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Disordered Mind or The 1st Gothic (Parody) Novel

    • By Jefferson on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Castle of Otranto

    • By: Horace Walpole
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel. The son of Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a fast-paced story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder and supernatural phenomena unfolding in an atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight, and dark castle walls mirroring the inner turmoil of the characters themselves.

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Castle of Otranto

    • By: Horace Walpole
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Visions have always been...my pasture. I almost think there is no wisdom comparable to that of exchanging the realities of life for dreams. Old castles, old pictures, old histories take one back into centuries that cannot disappoint. I waked one morning from a dream of which all I could recover was that I had thought myself in an ancient castle and that on the uppermost banister of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate.

    Regular price: $10.65

    • The Castle of Otranto

    • By: Horace Walpole
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel. The son of Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a fast-paced story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder, and supernatural phenomena unfolding in an atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight, and dark castle walls, mirroring the inner turmoils of the characters themselves. Horace Walpole's tale, an immediate success when it first appeared in 1764, is a classic of its genre.

    Regular price: $13.99