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WALPOLE, H.: Castle of Otranto (The)


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

Disc 2

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

Disc 3

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

Disc 4

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

Total Playing Time: 04:39:37

Walpole, Horace

Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0186

Barcode: 9781843798651

Physical Release: 2014

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