A Guided Tour Of The Castle Of Otranto

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20100316 (BBC7)
20141028 (BBC7)

Rory McGrath explores the origins of gothic horror, manifest in the first ever novel about a haunted castle, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole.

The book, published in 1764, became the first gothic novel and heralded the start of a new literary genre.

From 2010.

20100316 (BBC7)
20141028 (BBC7)

With dungeons and ghosts, Rory McGrath explores the first gothic castle in English fiction

20100316 (BBC7)
20141027 (BBC7)

With dungeons and ghosts, Rory McGrath explores the first gothic castle in English fiction

20100316 (BBC7)
20141027 (BBC7)

Rory McGrath explores the origins of gothic horror, manifest in the first ever novel about a haunted castle, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. The book published in 1764 became the first gothic novel and heralded the start of a new literary genre.

*20100316

With echoing dungeons, sighing ghosts, terrified virgins and a giant helmet falling from the sky, Rory McGrath guides us round first gothic castle in English fiction.

Rory McGrath explores the first gothic castle in English fiction.