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WALPOLE, H.: Castle of Otranto (The) (Abridged)

    
      

 

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WALPOLE, H.: Castle of Otranto (The) (Abridged)

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
1.   Play with flash player A Mysterious Death 00:06:22
2.   Play with flash player Matilda rejected by her father 00:08:58
3.   Play with flash player Isabella's desperate search for the secret passage 00:06:17
4.   Play with flash player Manfred interrogates the young peasant 00:11:04
5.   Play with flash player Manfred plots his freedom 00:08:12
6.   Play with flash player Matilda and the young peasant converse 00:04:50
7.   Play with flash player Father Jerome intervenes 00:08:05
8.   Play with flash player A family resemblance 00:08:01
9.   Play with flash player A worried Manfred exercises his power 00:07:01
10.   Play with flash player The strange knight arrives 00:06:59


Disc 2

  The Castle of Otranto
1.   Play with flash player Manfred entertains his visitors 00:07:41
2.   Play with flash player Matilda goes to the black tower 00:05:25
3.   Play with flash player Isabella and Theodore meet again 00:08:46
4.   Play with flash player Frederic tells his story 00:08:13
5.   Play with flash player Theodore tells his story 00:09:25
6.   Play with flash player Manfred’s plans revealed 00:09:47
7.   Play with flash player Hippolita agrees 00:08:15
8.   Play with flash player Frederic, following his passion, receives a shock 00:13:17
9.   Play with flash player A warning to future tyrants 00:06:32

Total Playing Time: 02:33:10






Author(s):
Walpole, Horace

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA237912

Barcode: 9789626343791

Distribution Note(s):

Re-issue


Release Date: 06/2006

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