Otranto part 1

Otranto part 1 - Horace Walpole (1717-1797) Son of Robert...

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Horace Walpole (1717-1797) Son of Robert Walpole Re-models his home in the gothic style Gentleman-writer Oronoto's framing devices What do you notice about the title pages to the 1st and 2nd edition? o 1st edition: originally translated from an Italian story. Does not even reference Walpole. "A story" genre is undefined. o 2nd edition: Defined as "A Gothic Story". Latin epigraph. Tries to seem more sophisticated. "Idle fancies shall be shaped like a sick man's dream, nevertheless head and foot are assigned a single shape" o Original reads "neither head nor foot can be assigned to a single shape" What is Walpole asserting in this epigraph? Marshall's Preface (p5) What do the 1st 2 sentences establish about the text? o Objective. Keen, scholarly tone and unbiased. o Relation to catholicism, religious o Asserts historical, scholarly pedantry (library, church) Like Crusoe , Otranto purports to be authentic. But do Marshall's claims about the text differ from Crusoe's claims? o
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course ENGLISH 161C taught by Professor Kareem during the Fall '11 term at UCLA.

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