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

Disc 2

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

Total Playing Time: 02:33:10

Walpole, Horace

Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA237912

Barcode: 9789626343791

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Physical Release: 06/2006

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