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Horace Walpole

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Botting, Fred. Gothic (The New Critical Idiom). 2nd ed., Routledge, 2014.

Clemens, Valdine. The Return of the Repressed: Gothic Horror from the Castle of Otranto to Alien. State U of New York P, 1999.

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford." Encyclopædia Britannica, 2018.

"The Gothic." British Library, 12 Feb. 2014.

"Gothic Literature.", Literary Movements for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements, 2009.

"Horace Walpole Correspondence." Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, n.d.

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