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The creation of a whole genre - Hard but worthwhile,
This review is from: The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
This book is full of surprises. I knew before I began that it was the first ever Gothic novel, but I was little prepared for the full depth of the writing. It's a bit dense, and rather awkward to read, but once you get in the swing you realise that it's exactly what the author intended. If you struggle - persevere - it's well worth it.
A magnificent tale, well told. It is amazing that the author has managed to tell such a complex and convoluted story in so few words!