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The Old English Baron
By James Watt (introduced by), James Trainer (editor) and Clara Reeve
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date August 15, 2008
Pages 144
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199549740
ISBN-10 0199549745
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.28 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $11.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.
When Sir Philip Harclay returns to England after a long absence, he finds that his childhood friend, Arthur, Lord Lovel, is no longer alive, and that the castle and estates of the Lovel family have twice changed hands. But a mysteriously abandoned set of rooms in the castle promises to disclose the secrets of the past. After a series of frantic episodes and surprising revelations, culminating in a trial by combat, the crimes of the usurper and the legitimacy of the true heir are finally discovered.
The Old English Baron or "the literary offspring of the castle of Otranto", as Reeve described it, provides an ambitious rewriting of Horace Walpole's groundbreaking work, transporting the trappings of the Gothic to medieval England. Innovative and original in its day, Reeve's historical romance is increasingly recognized as a major influence on the development of Gothic fiction.

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With James Trainer (other contributor), Clara Reeve | Reissue edition from Oxford Univ Pr (August 15, 2008)
9780199549740 | details & prices | 144 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.28 lbs | List price $11.95
About: The Old English Baron is an ambitious rewriting of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto, transporting the trappings of the Gothic to medieval England.

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