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WALPOLE, H.: Castle of Otranto (The)

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.



Disc 1

  The Castle of Otranto (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Preface to the First Edition 00:09:47
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 1 00:07:47
3.   Play with flash player While the ladies were conveying the wretched mother … 00:09:33
4.   Play with flash player As it was now evening, the servant who conducted Isabella 00:07:48
5.   Play with flash player The lady, whose resolution had given way to terror … 00:09:10
6.   Play with flash player The stranger was interrupted by a sudden noise … 00:07:26
7.   Play with flash player While the Prince was in this suspense … 00:08:31
8.   Play with flash player Manfred, when he first followed Isabella from the gallery … 00:06:37
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:09:48


Disc 2

  The Castle of Otranto (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The noise the Princess made was, however, heard… 00:09:15
2.   Play with flash player After continuing silent for some time… 00:10:42
3.   Play with flash player Manfred, accompanied by the Friar, passed… 00:09:13
4.   Play with flash player The Friar, who knew nothing of the youth… 00:08:54
5.   Play with flash player 'Oh wretched youth!' said Jerome … 00:08:41
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:08:04
7.   Play with flash player During this interview Jerome's mind was agitated… 00:07:42
8.   Play with flash player The Knight made no reply… 00:10:12
9.   Play with flash player 'No! Thus, then, Sirs, it is.' 00:06:40


Disc 3

  The Castle of Otranto (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The company had no sooner quitted the castle… 00:07:48
2.   Play with flash player Theodore flung himself at her feet… 00:07:07
3.   Play with flash player At the mouth of the cavern… 00:08:00
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:10:12
5.   Play with flash player Jerome, amazed to hear himself in a manner accused… 00:09:36
6.   Play with flash player In this frame of mind, and determined to open her heart… 00:09:23
7.   Play with flash player Hippolita was silent. Grief choked her speech… 00:09:10
8.   Play with flash player Hippolita's real purpose was to demand of Jerome… 00:07:36
9.   Play with flash player Manfred, in the meantime, had broken his purpose… 00:06:09


Disc 4

  The Castle of Otranto (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:08:46
2.   Play with flash player Manfred, after some general conversation… 00:08:02
3.   Play with flash player As they were thus discoursing… 00:07:43
4.   Play with flash player Quitting the Princess thus abruptly… 00:07:49
5.   Play with flash player Ordering the litter to stop… 00:08:14
6.   Play with flash player The beholders fell prostrate on their faces… 00:08:12

Total Playing Time: 04:39:37






Author(s):
Walpole, Horace

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0186

Barcode: 9781843798651

Release Date: 2014

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