So, I have finished reading The Castle of Otranto, and even started the next book on my list (!!!) The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd (tune in next time for my review of that little gem. It’s quite good so far actually…)
The Castle of Otranto then! The novel was published in 1764, and is one of the first in a very, very long line of Gothic novels. The Gothic novel is a novel we are all familiar with: dark, haunted mansions, heroes and heroines falling in love and dying, intrigue, and mystery. The Castle of Otranto is no different!
As always, readers, spoilers abound, so be careful!