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A Guided Tour of the Castle of Otranto

Rory McGrath explores the origins of gothic horror, manifest in the first ever novel about a haunted castle, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole.

The book, published in 1764, became the first gothic novel and heralded the start of a new literary genre.

From 2010.

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30 minutes

Last on

Tue 28 Oct 2014 02:30


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ProducerGeoff Ballinger

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