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  Learn Italian by the Language Schools in Italy -Apulia. Study in Italian School at Otranto, seaside town next Lecce, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Also known as The Gateway to the East, Otranto is a tourist town in Apulia, in the Province of Lecce, situated on the easternmost point of the Salento Peninsula, the ‘heel’ of Italy, which connects the Adriatic and Ionian Seas in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Otranto is a town of art and the neighbouring town is Lecce known as the Florence of the south'.
Otranto was a Greek colony which, in 281 BC, became subject to Roman rule; the Roman troops left from its port to venture East as described by numerous Latin writers.
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Otranto (5.498 abitanti) è una città della Puglia, in provincia di Lecce, situata nella penisola salentina.
In Otranto, Roberto Cotroneo, sullo sfondo di un'antichissima cattedrale piena di segni, narra (in un gioco di incastri impossibili) la storia di una giovane restauratrice olandese, Helena, alle prese con un mosaico del XII secolo.
Otranto, luogo simbolo del Mediterraneo, crocevia di culture, intreccio di civiltà celebra il legame della Puglia con la civiltà mediterranea attraverso una rassegna di Arte, Cultura, Ambiente, Musica e Spettacoli denominata "Alba dei Popoli" (31 dicembre - 1° gennaio).
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 Italian language school in Apulia southern Italy
Otranto with its culture, its history and its natural beauties offers to its visitors a wonderful landscape and a seascape which can not leave them cold.
At “Orte” that derives from the word “Ortos” where the sun rises, there is the so called “ Capo di Otranto” (Otranto cape) with its lighthouse.
Behind it there is “ Sant’Emiliano”, an inlet characterized by its limpid water and by the presence of a small islet in the middle.
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  §7. His "Anecdotes of Painting in England, Castle of Otranto" and "Historic Doubts on Richard III". XI. ...
His "Anecdotes of Painting in England, Castle of Otranto" and "Historic Doubts on Richard III".
Byron affirmed that Walpole was “the father of the first romance and the last tragedy in our language,” and he praised highly both romance and tragedy; but very few modern readers are likely to agree with him.
The Castle of Otranto was originally published as a translation from an Italian original which appeared at Naples in 1529; but, when success was assured, it was acknowledged by its author.
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  The Gothic Literature Page - Essays
This development of the castle from insipid paraphernalia to the central feature of the atmosphere is achieved by the privileging of terror and horror the two principles that are primarily responsible for evoking the atmosphere.
The role of Catholic dogma in the disintegration of the castle is closely associated with the incursion of the supernatural.
In Radcliffe's earliest fiction, The Castle of Athlin and Dunbayne, the castle of Athlin is reminiscent of Otranto.
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  Otranto - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Otranto, fishing port and seat of an archbishop (archiepiscopal see) in Lecce Province, southern Italy.
Otranto, Strait of, body of water connecting the Adriatic with the Ionian Sea.
The Castle of Otranto (1764) is one of the best-known works in the genre known as the Gothic romance novel.
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 Otranto - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Otranto, fishing port and seat of an archbishop (archiepiscopal see) in Lecce Province, southern Italy.
Otranto, Strait of, body of water connecting the Adriatic with the Ionian Sea.
The Castle of Otranto (1764) is one of the best-known works in the genre known as the Gothic romance novel.
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 The Castle of Otranto Biography and Summary
The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole.
In this essay, Holzknecht reevaluates Walpole's importance to the historical development of drama by examining the romantic elements of The Castle of Otranto alongside the unacted drama The Mysterious Mother.
Analysis of the preface to Horace Walpoles' Castle of Otranto.
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 The Castle of Otranto.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Castle of Otranto, scene of the novel of Walpole “the castle of Otranto”
The Aragonese Castle was erected from Ferdinand of Aragon between 1485 and 1498, taking advantage of the rests of a preesistente blockhouse of Bizantina invoice.
The castle has one trapezial structure with three circular towers for three sides, Torre Alfonsina, Torre Ippolita and Torre Duchesca, and one spuntone to nozzle shape on the fourth side.
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 The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (1764) - Horace Walpole
The plot of ''The Castle of Otranto'' begins full tilt as Conrad, son of Manfred of house Otranto, is crushed by a giant helmet on his wedding day, also his birthday.
Amid speculations about an "ancient prophecy" claiming "That the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it," Manfred's second union is disrupted by a series of supernatural events involving many oversized limbs, ghosts, mysterious blood, and a true prince.
The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole.
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 Literature
In The Castle of Otranto the prophecy reads, "That the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it" (17).
In The Castle of Otranto a domestic came to Manfred claiming he saw Satan himself in the gallery, and also claimed to see the leg of a giant that was totally adorned with armor (35).
As a result of a mystical prophecy, blind ambition, and a mysterious ghost The Castle of Otranto is haunted by Shakespeare's Macbeth.
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Walpole's memory to allege, that all which he aimed at in the Castle of Otranto was "the art of exciting surprise and horror,"or, in other words, the appeal to that secret and reserved feeling of love for the marvellous and supernatural, which occupies a hidden corner in almost every ones bosom.
The subject of the Castle of Otranto is of the latter class.
It cannot, however, be denied, that the character Of the supernatural machinery in the Castle of Otranto is liable to objections.
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 Amazon.com: The Castle of Otranto (Penguin Classics): Books: Horace Walpole,Michael Gamer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Manfred is the tyrannical usurper of the princedom of Otranto.
Immediately the reader is introduced to the tyrannical prince of Otranto, Manfred, as he is about to marry his sickly son to the princess Isabella in a quest to secure his claim to the throne he may not be entitled to.
While "The Castle of Otranto" is a watershed in the gothic genre, it is by far not the best or most notable work of that period; yet without the blueprint laid meticulously out by Walpole, such greater stories may never have been written.
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 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Romantic Age: Topic 2: Texts and Contexts
Walpole's landmark work, published in December 1764, purports to be a translation (as the 1765 title page has it) "from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto," and the events related in it are supposed to have occurred in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
The gates of the castle she knew were locked, and guards placed in the court.
The lower part of the castle was hollowed into several intricate cloisters; and it was not easy for one under so much anxiety to find the door that opened into the cavern.
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The other flat overlooks the public gardens and Otranto Bay and it is only 50 metres far from the historical centre: a gorgeous maze of tiny streets, small squares and courtyards.
Otranto, a treasure of memories and legends, that enchants and seduces, a bridge between the East and the West, a bridge between reality and dream.
Guided trips to the city of Otranto can be organized, discovering the Barocco leccese, the towns of the greek salento and the Trulli of Alberobello.
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 ITALIA - Discover... History and Prehistory (Apulia and Basilicata)
is a region rich in history and tradition with Norman Castles, Romanesque cathedrals and the finest Baroque city in the Mediterranean: Lecce.
The towns, the monuments, the villages testify a past of splendour with its castles, remind one of distant ages.
The grandiose Castle was built by the Byzantines, and in 1233 Frederick II transformed it.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (Oxford World's Classics): Books: Horace Walpole,W.S. Lewis,E.J. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In defence of Otranto it can be said that this book was never intended to be a Hamlet or a Beowulf, however it seems no better written than an average pulp novel.
The servants were delightful in the naivete they evoked in conversation with their "betters." They were not truly naïve, of course, and spoke the way they did primarily in order to protect themselves and their masters or mistresses.
These flimsy characters, set in a gothic castle, where anything can happen (as you will see from the very first instance where a prince is killed by a somewhat strange occurence).
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 Pearson Education - Castle of Otranto and the Man of Feeling, The, A Longman Cultural Edition
Castle of Otranto and the Man of Feeling, The, A Longman Cultural Edition
From the Longman Cultural Editions series, The Castle of Otranto andThe Man of Feeling, edited by Laura Mandell, presents a lively pairing of mid-eighteenth century works that mark a watershed in the history of the novel.
Two contextual sections on “The Sublime, the Supernatural, the Real” and“Cultures of Feeling,” along with parts of the Introduction, give students access to two major points of view, the aesthetics of the sublime and the moral cult of sensibility competing against the ethos of scientific realism that informs the rise of the realistic novel.
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 Variations on a Theme | Romanticism from the canvas to the printing press to the opera house
He turned this estate into a Gothic castle filled with manuscripts, books, and artifacts In 1757, he set up a private printing press at his estate.
Walpole's most prestigious and well-known work, The Castle of Otranto, was published in 1764.
Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764) officially began the Gothic literature movement.
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 Books : The Castle of Otranto (Penguin Classics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There is question of the legimitacy to Manfred's claim to the princedom of Otronto it seems and the rightful heir is Isabella's father one of the reasons Manfred is so keen on a marital union between the families.
The Castle of Otronto is a great Gothic novel and it is also a great novel period.
Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole I found that this book, was a very good book.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: The Castle of Otranto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Manfred, prince of Otranto, is desperate to avoid the effects of a prophecy which warns that the lordship of Otranto will pass from his family when there are no more male heirs and “whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it”.
A peasant, Theodore, who recognises the helmet as resembling that of Alfonso, a former prince of Otranto, is suspected of sorcery and imprisoned under it (the plumes of the helmet continue to wave at key moments through the rest of the story).
Isabella's father (Frederic) arrives, with an improbably enormous sword, to reclaim both her and the seat of Otranto, which Manfred is alleged to have usurped.
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 Horace Walpole The Castle of Otranto Reviewed by Katie Dean
If you have previously been put off reading 'classic' literature purely by the length of most of these novels, "The Castle of Otranto" (Horace Walpole) might be a good place to start.
When he first published "The Castle of Otranto", Horace included a preface claiming that it was his translation of an Italian manuscript dating from medieval times.
"The Castle of Otranto" is peopled with knights in shining armour coming to the rescue of damsels in distress and is clearly influenced by ideas of medieval chivalry.
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 The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother (Broadview Literary Texts) reviews & ratings at Smarter.com
The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother (Broadview Literary Texts)
On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed in mysterious circumstances.
Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole I found that this book, was a very good book.
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 Otranto - Encyclopedia.com
Of note are an 11th-century cathedral (restored 17th-18th cent.), with a fine mosaic floor (12th cent.), and the ruins of an imposing Aragonese castle (15th cent.) that provided the setting of Horace Walpole's Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto.
Adriatic station: a civilized new services building in the historic port of Otranto aims to consolidate and expand Italy's Adriatic connections.
Clotilde Otranto leads the Boise Philharmonic in 'You Asked for It'.
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 The Castle of Otranto - Preface   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though the machinery is invention, and the names of the actors imaginary, I cannot but believe that the groundwork of the story is founded on truth.
The scene is undoubtedly laid in some real castle.
If a catastrophe, at all resembling that which he describes, is believed to have given rise to this work, it will contribute to interest the reader, and will make the "Castle of Otranto a still more moving story.
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 Notes for The Castle of Otranto (1764)
Horace Walpole (1717-1797), in his attempt to blend the wildness and imagination of the old romances with the probability required of the new fiction, invented the Gothic novel in one step with the Castle of Otranto.
Otranto provides a wonderful text for studying how diction (choice of words) can affect many different facets of the reading experience.
Robert Harris is a writer and educator with more than 25 years of teaching experience at the college and university level.
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 South View of the Castle of Otranto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
South View of the Castle of Otranto, ca.
This is a copy of an original drawing of the castle that was given to Walpole by Lady Craven.
He wrote to thank her on 27 November 1786, "Nay, but the drawing is so satisfactory, that there are two small windows, one over another, and looking into the country, that suit exactly to the small chambers from one of which Matilda heard the young peasant singing beneath her.
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 Squashed Writers - The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole - condensed and abridged
Hearing on his return that Isabella was at Otranto in the hands of Manfred, Frederic had travelled thither, and on arriving had beheld the miraculous casque that fulfilled the lines on the sword-blade.
Matilda was carried back to the castle; and Hippolita, when she saw the afflicted procession, ran weeping to her daughter, whose hands the agonized Theodore covered with a thousand kisses.
The walls of the castle were thrown down with a mighty force, and the form of Alfonso, dilated to an immense magnitude, appeared in the centre of the ruins.
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