The Old English Baron by Clara Reeve

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The Old English Baron is an ambitious rewriting of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto, transporting the trappings of the Gothic to medieval England. The noble hero endures many adventures of romantic horror in order to obtain his rightful heritage, and the story concludes with a dramatic day of retribution. Reeve's book is increasingly recognized as a major influence in the development of Gothic fiction.

Oxford University Press: 2008.
ISBN: 9780199549740. 176 pp.
Softcover. Good.