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  Horace Walpole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, more commonly known as Horace Walpole, (September 24, 1717 March 2, 1797), was a politician, writer and forerunner of the Gothic revival.
Horace's elder brother, Robert Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford (c.1701-1751), passed the title on to his son George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford (1730-1791).
It was recreated in 1806 for Horace's cousin Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1723-1809).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Horace_Walpole   (413 words)

 WALPOLE, HORATIO, OR HORACE - LoveToKnow Article on WALPOLE, HORATIO, OR HORACE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Walpole in after years took the blame of this quarrel on himself, and it is generally believed that it arose from his laying too much stress on his superiority in position.
Walpole paid several visits to Paris, where he made the acquaintance of Madame du Deffand (q.v.) in 1765, and they corresponded until her death in 1780.
WALPOLE OF WOLTERTON, HORATIO, IST BARON (1678-J7S7), English diplomatist, was a son of Robert Walpole of Houghton, Norfolk, and a younger brother of the great Sir Robert Walpole.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /W/WA/WALPOLE_HORATIO_OR_HORACE.htm   (2768 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> Walpole, Horace
Horace Walpole was the youngest child of one of the most powerful political figures of the eighteenth century and his wealthy and beautiful wife.
Walpole shared Gray's devotion to other men, and though he is as little likely to have actually had sexual experiences with men, he did love several in his long life, for a great portion of it devoting himself to one cousin, Henry Conway.
Walpole was one of the most famous letter writers of the century, and his delightful effusions are filled with a connoisseur's knowledge of literature and the arts, a gossip's familiarity with scandal, and a fop's attention to the details of dress, family, and social position.
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 §1. Horace Walpole as “the Prince of Letter-Writers”; His personal character vindicated. XI. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
HORACE WALPOLE is generally acknowledged as “the prince of letter-writers,” and he is certainly entitled to this high literary rank in consideration of the extent and supreme value of his correspondence.
Walpole lives now and always will live in public esteem as a great letter-writer; but he was also himself a distinguished figure during his lifetime.
To many of these unjust charges, any candid review of Walpole’s career in its many aspects, exhibiting him as a man of quality, a brilliant wit, both in conversation and in writing, an author of considerable mark, a connoisseur of distinction and a generous and ready friend, will form a sufficient answer.
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 The Literary Gothic | Horace Walpole
You cannot afford to miss a discussion of Horace Walpole that begins, quite aptly, with an excerpt from a Monty Python skit.
Not directly Gothic, but Walpole was a prodigious writer of letters, corresponding with many of the most important cultural and political figures of his time, and there are some nuggets worth mining for.
Walpole's drama on that popular yet disturbing theme oddly common in the Romantic period: incest.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Walpole, Horace
Walpole was reconciled with Gray in 1745, and in 1753 he arranged the publication of a luxury edition of six poems by Gray, with illustrations by Bentley.
Walpole observed rather than participated in politics, though he did use his influence to delay the execution of Admiral Byng in 1757, afterwards publishing a caustic political pamphlet, “A Letter from Xo Ho” describing political events of the day as they might be seen by a Chinese visitor.
Walpole smelt a rat soon afterwards, and was later blamed, probably unjustly, for the young poet's apparent suicide in London in 1770.
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 Hieroglyphic Tales by Horace Walpole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Walpole arranged for his collected works to be published only after his death; his collected correspondence has taken until 1983 to reach complete publication in the forty-eight volumes of the Yale Edition; while the memoirs, duly recovered from the sealed chest, were mangled by incompetent nineteenth-century editors and have not vet been published in full.
Walpole was blamed by his contemporaries for the suicide of the poet Thomas Chatterton, who wrote a bitter poem addressed to Walpole before perishing in romantic despair (he drank arsenic).
Walpole had concluded that the claims of the youth (Chatterton was sixteen when he wrote to him) to have discovered a collection of medieval poems by a certain "Rowley" were fraudulent.
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 Horace Walpole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
It was on this date, September 24, 1717, that English man of letters Horace Walpole was born in London.
Most likely, Walpole and Gray were homosexual lovers and Walpole's premature return to London in 1741, to take a seat in Parliament, was because they had quarreled.
Four years later, his famous father died, leaving him great wealth, but Walpole retained his seat in Parliament — and followed his father's loyalties to King George II and Queen Caroline (Walpole observed Caroline to be a Deist believing in a future life).
www.ronaldbrucemeyer.com /rants/0924almanac.htm   (588 words)

 Horace Walpole The Castle of Otranto Reviewed by Katie Dean
Horace Walpole was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister of Great Britain during the eighteenth century.
Horace had spent some time in both France and Italy and it is likely that his stay in the latter country provided at least some of the inspiration for this novel.
However, the preface to the second edition admits Walpole to be the author, claiming that the story of the manuscript had been a cover in order that he could assess how well the public received the novel before admitting authorship.
trashotron.com /agony/reviews/2003/walpole-castle_of_otranto.htm   (864 words)

 Knitting Circle Horace Walpole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Horace Walpole then suffered a serious illness and was cared for by Lord Lincoln and Joseph Spence who were passing that way.
Horace Walpole wrote of 'the beauty of his person and the harmony of his voice'.
In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the second edition, 'to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern'.
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 Walpole, Horace, 4th earl of Orford. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He was reconciled with Gray in 1745 and later published his friend’s Pindaric odes, as well as many first editions of his own works from the private printing press he started at Strawberry Hill in 1757.
Walpole’s literary reputation rests primarily on his letters, which have great charm and polish and are invaluable pictures of Georgian England.
Among his more famous correspondents are Gray, Sir Horace Mann, Thomas Chatterton, and Mme Du Deffand.
www.bartleby.com /65/wa/WalpoleH.html   (305 words)

 The Convenient Marriage - Horace Walpole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Horry's godfather and namesake, Horace Walpole is said to be "rising sixty" years old when the novel opens in 1776.
Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-97) was an English author.
Walpole called Strawberry Hill, which he bought in 1749, "A little plaything of a house and the prettiest baubel you ever saw.
www.heyerlist.org /theconvenientmarriage/walpole.html   (189 words)

Walpole crafted his Gothic to enable the supernatural mechanisms to produce a suspension of reason within enclosed settings where readers might feel just as lost and disoriented as the characters entrapped by the Gothic world.
Horace Walpole and the English Novel: A Study of the Influence of The Castle of Otranto 1764-1820.
"From Chinese to Goth: Walpole and the Gothic Repudiation of Chinoiserie."
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 Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole, was the third son of Sir Robert Walpole, England's longest ruling Prime Minister.
Inevitably, Horace attended Eton and Cambridge, and took a seat in the Parliament in 1741.
Besides his books, Horace Walpole is the author of a huge amount of correspondence (7,000 letters).
www.unitel.cc /Walpole.htm   (190 words)

 Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Walpole was conscious of Pope and believed that he might have met or seen him when, as a boy he had visited Twickenham in the summer of 1726.
The lines used by Walpole were extracted from a passage commemorating conquests by various Caesars in the region of the Rhine, the Nile and the Euphrates rivers: The Medal, faithful to its charge of fame,/Thro' climes and ages bears each form and name:
Walpole's sybaritic description of his new abode must have offered a sharp contrast with a soldier's life in the field.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~ynotbw/walpole.htm   (438 words)

 Travel Sri Lanka - Horace Walpole - Serendipity and The Three Princes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The man in question was Horace Walpole (1717-97), the fourth Earl of Orford, son of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, connoisseur, antiquarian and author of the famous gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1765).
As for the letter, it was written to Horace Mann, an envoy in the service of King George II stationed in Florence, to acknowledge the safe arrival of a portrait of Bianco Capello, a 16th century beauty and the Duchess of Tuscany.
Most importantly, it was this version that Horace Walpole read as a boy, and which lingered in his mind until adulthood, when it became the vehicle for the coinage of serendipity.
www.travelsrilanka.com /articles/horace_walpole.php   (2709 words)

 V&A - The Walpole Cabinet
Horace Walpole, son of the first prime minister Sir Robert Walpole, and his 'very intimate friend' Thomas Brand were lucky enough to go on a two-year Grand Tour around Italy and France at the age of 23 in 1740.
Full of inspiration, Horace promptly commissioned the cabinetmakers William Hallet of Great Newport Street, London, to make a wall cabinet to display his collection. At the same time William Kent, who had designed the interiors of Walpole's father's home, was working in the next door house in Arlington Street, London.
Horace hung a further collection of painted miniatures inside and the completed piece has been described as a reflection of Walpole’s taste.
www.vam.ac.uk /collections/furniture/object_stories/walpole   (455 words)

 Yale Bulletin & Calendar - News Stories
Yale's Lewis Walpole Library is marking the 200th anniversary of the death of British politician and author Horace Walpole with a symposium to be held Friday-Sunday, Oct. 17-19, both on campus and at the library in Farmington.
Horace Walpole (1717-97) was the youngest son of Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole.
Professor Brownell was a visiting scholar at the Lewis Walpole Library in 1990 and is the author of a forthcoming study on Walpole and the arts.
www.yale.edu /opa/ybc/v26.n8.news.16.html   (651 words)

 Horace Walpole By Ramsay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Horace Walpole was the youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole, who served as prime minister under George I and George II.
Like his father, Horace was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, followed by the Grand Tour.
Ramsay's preliminary sketch of this picture in the National Gallery of Scotland shows Walpole sitting at a table with a quill pen, only the top of which is now visible.
www.library.yale.edu /Walpole/BAC/HW_Ramsay-Z.htm   (184 words)

 The Twickenham Museum : Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole was the youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole, leader of the Whig party, Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Horace succeeded to the Earldom of Orford on the death of his nephew and inherited an estate loaded with debt.
Walpole did not write the lines himself: they were adapted from Alexander Pope’s Epistle To Mr Addison, occasioned by his Dialogues on Medals and first published in 1720.
www.twickenham-museum.org.uk /detail.asp?ContentID=140   (546 words)

 Horace Walpole (from Walpole Family) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Walpole was the author of ‘The Castle of Otranto', …;
His youngest son, Horace, born Horatio (1717–97), was one of the most eminent men of letters of his generation.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus, commonly known as Horace, was the great lyric poet of Rome during the age of Augustus.
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Walpole, Horace: The letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford.
Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797), was a noted author, historian, connoisseur, and amateur architect.
He was a member of the House of Commons from 1741 to 1768, and was a keen observer of politics and society.
www.lib.virginia.edu /small/exhibits/charlotte/walpole_eng.html   (161 words)

 George Montagu, 1713-1780
Horace Walpole [1] [2] [3] [4], which resulted in an immense record, including much Montagu family information.
Horace Walpole was a writer and the Pepys of his day.
Apparently, large Montagu "genealogies" consisting of lists of shields (heraldic lineages) were used both on a fireplace chimnypiece and a staircase (the staircase apparently had one arms per tread).
www.montaguemillennium.com /familyresearch/h_1780_george.htm   (510 words)

 Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole (1717-1797), fourth Earl of Orford, son of Sir Robert Walpole, introduced and named the genre with
Between 1739 and 1741 Horace Walpole toured France and Italy with his friend the poet Thomas Gray (1716-71).
Walpole succeeded his nephew as the fourth Earl of Orford (1791).
www.heureka.clara.net /art/walpole.htm   (435 words)

 Walpole, Horace, 4th earl of Orford on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
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 Mercury House Authors: Horace Walpole
Hieroglyphic Tales, seven fanciful tales by Horace Walpole, have a fanciful history of their own: privately printed in an edition of seven, they were distributed to a few friends only after their author's death.
Walpole himself offers this description in his preface: "The Hieroglyphic Tales were undoubtedly written a little before the creation of the world, and have ever since been preserved, by oral tradition, in the mountains of Crampcraggiri, an uninhabited island, not yet discovered."
HORACE WALPOLE (1717-1797) is considered to have written the first the gothic novel with The Castle of Otranto.
www.mercuryhouse.org /walpole.html   (262 words)

 Encyclopedia Gothica: Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole author of "The Castle of Otranto" the first English gothic novel ever written.
Horace Walpole's book is only one of his contributions in the revival of the Gothic arts, His home at strawberry Hill, which He turned into a castle in the English gothic style, inspired new interest in gothic architecture.
Prier to Horace Walpole's influence the word Gothic did not conjure the dark romantic image as it does today, instead it referred to a rude, barbaric, lack of taste.
www.waningmoon.com /gothica/articles/6660086.shtml   (126 words)

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