Essays Tagged: "Horace Walpole"

Elements of Gothic Literature - describes the most important element of gothic literature with examples from various canonical texts.

Gothic literature was born in 1764 when Horace Walpole published The Castle of Otranto, which is considered to be the first gothic novel eve ...

(6 pages) 312 5 4.2 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Biography of Horace (Horatio) Walpole 1717-1797

Horace (or Horatio) Walpole was born in London during 1717. He became the fourth Earl of Oxford and ... ) Walpole was born in London during 1717. He became the fourth Earl of Oxford and an English writer.Horaces' mother died in 1737, when he was twenty years old. This was a grave disappointment to him s ... ly six months later his father remarried to Maria Skerret. Maria Skerret was his father?s mistress. Horace studied at Eton College and the University of Cambridge. After completing his education his f ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Bram Stocker's "Dracula".

and the present. Perhaps that is what the gothic mode is all about, there once was a genius called Horace Walpole who wrote a book intending to scare and that book, ?The Castle of Otranto? has put a ...

(4 pages) 87 1 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How are the texts you have studied (Frankenstein and The Vampire of Kaldenstein) typical of the Gothic genre?

ker and stranger still. The Gothic style of writing first appeared in 1764, with the publication of Horace Walpole's, "The Castle of Otranto". The book was the first of its genre and is seen as many a ...

(9 pages) 81 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The importance of the sublime as a means to understanding gothic texts, using examples from of number of gothic works.

rature its very definition. The first author to utilize these elements in a large literary work was Horace Walpole in his novel, The Castle of Otranto. It was the first novel to receive the title of " ...

(9 pages) 110 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Misogyny in the Poem "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" by Thomas Gray

itiated from an occurrence of events that resulted in the untimely death of a much-loved house cat. Horace Walpole was the owner of a beloved tabby cat, named Selima, who drowned herself in a china va ... histicated, greedy, dependent status. His comparison of a cat to a female in an epitaph written for Horace Walpole cleverly disguised the misogynistic undertones Gray intended to suggest. He believed ...

(7 pages) 63 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Gothic Mode

ed the style and material of the emerging romantics. Gothic Novels such as The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smollett, Longsword, Earl of Sali ... ted English literature from its conception in 1764 with the publication of The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole has been continually criticized by numerous critics for its sensationalism, melodrama ...

(10 pages) 70 1 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gothic Literature in America. Looks specifically at Edgar Allen Poe's Tell Tale Heart.

k side" of the mind (evil things such as the old man's eye).Gothic literature was born in 1764 when Horace Walpole published The Castle of Otranto[wwnorton.com], which is considered to be the first go ...

(5 pages) 62 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Comparative essay on the novels Castle of Otranto and The Wasp Factory

astle of Otranto and The Wasp Factory depict the sins of the past catching up to the present. While Horace Walpole does so to demonstrate that we have no control over our fate, Iain Banks does so to a ...

(7 pages) 30 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Gothic Elements in Jane Eyre

ted to the dark and horrific. It became popular in the late Victorian Era, following the success of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, in 1764. Since that time, gothic literature has become a wid ...

(6 pages) 58 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Poe and gothic literature

mystery, the supernatural, madness, hereditary and curses. Gothic literature was born in 1764 when Horace Walpole published The Castle of Otranto, which is considered to be the first gothic novel eve ...

(4 pages) 64 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Short Answers on Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher'

hard to comprehend. Back in the 1850's Gothic was made popular by the likes of Egdar Allan Poe and Horace Walpole. This popularity waned as people has less and less time to read a short story slowly ...

(3 pages) 15 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Frankenstein And The Gothic Genre

ghly between 1760 and 1820. A period that extended from what is accepted as the first gothic novel, Horace Walpole?s The Castle of Otranto ( 1764 ), to Charles Maturin?s Melmoth the Wanderer ( 1820 ) ...

(9 pages) 66 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Much Ado about Nothing"- By William Shakespeare

"Life is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel," said by Horace Walpole, meaning life can be a comedy if you think it through, but a tragedy for those who on ...

(4 pages) 836 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Logic vs Emotions

ten have less troubles. Another respectable man who has the seen the world in a more logical way is Horace Walpole. Walpole was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politicia ... serve many intelligentsia that look at the world in this manner. Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Kahneman , Horace Walpole, and Linda Elder are a few to name that do this. Analytical people are what sustain t ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Dec/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors