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Horace Walpole

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Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. Along with the book, his literary reputation rests on his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest. He was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, and cousin of Lord Nelson.
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Horace Walpole
Short stories
Maddalena or the Fate of the Florentines
Saturnian Celia
The Castle of Otranto (excerpt) (1764)

Books about Horace Walpole
Walpole, Horace by Hugh Honour
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