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Walpole, Horace 1717-1797

Works: 3,251 works in 7,573 publications in 15 languages and 76,435 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Bibliography  Sources  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Pamphlets  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Attributed name, Honoree, Other, cnm, Contributor, Compiler, Dedicatee, Composer, Collector, Bibliographic antecedent, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: PR3757.W2, 828.609
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The castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole( Book )
719 editions published between 1069 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 11,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed in mysterious circumstances. His calculating father Manfred fears that his dynasty will now come to an end and determines to marry his son's bride himself--despite the fact he is already married. But a series of terrifying supernatural omens soon threaten this unlawful union, as the curse placed on Manfred's ancestor, who usurped the lawful Prince of Otranto, begins to unfold. First published pseudonymously in 1764, purporting to be an ancient Italian text from the time of the crusades, The Castle of Otranto is a founding work of Gothic fiction. With its compelling blend of sinister portents, tempestuous passions and ghostly visitations, it spawned an entire literary tradition and influenced such writers as Ann Radcliffe and Bram Stoker
Historic doubts on the life and reign of King Richard III By Mr. Horace Walpole by Horace Walpole( )
65 editions published between 1768 and 2006 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mysterious mother. A tragedy by Horace Walpole( )
67 editions published between 1768 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A letter from Xo Ho a Chinese philosopher at London, to his friend Lien Chi at Peking by Horace Walpole( )
49 editions published between 1757 and 2011 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hieroglyphic tales : (1785) by Horace Walpole( Book )
56 editions published between 1785 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuscript, in Walpole's hand, of drafts, with numerous emendations, of five lighthearted and occasionally satirical fairy tales. The first tale, titled A new Arabian night's entertainment, is a parody of the relationship between Scheherezade and Shahryar in the frame tale of The Arabian Nights. The second tale, titled The king and his three daughters, concerns the political and dynastic problems of a kingdom in which the king's eldest daughter does not exist. The third tale, titled The Dice-box and annotated, "translated from the French translation of the Countess of Daunois for the entertainment of Miss Caroline Campbell," is a fantastic tale of a nine-year-old girl named Pissimissi, the elephant and ladybird which draw her car, and her encounter with King Solomon. The fourth tale, titled The peach in brandy: a milesian tale, addresses the dynastic problems of a country with Irish connotations. The fifth and final tale, titled The bird's nest, describes the fantastic dream of Guzalme, Queen of Serendip
Horace Walpole, writer, politician and connoisseur; essays on the 250th anniversary of Walpole's birth by Warren Hunting Smith( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of the reign of King George the Third by Horace Walpole( Book )
28 editions published between 1845 and 1980 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horace Walpole: memoirs and portraits by Horace Walpole( Book )
6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political and social memoirs of English life, from 1751 to 1771
A counter-address to the public, on the late dismission of a general officer by Horace Walpole( )
20 editions published between 1764 and 2005 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reply to William Guthrie's address to the public ... concerning General Conway's conduct
The lessons for the day Being the first and second chapters of the Book of preferment by Horace Walpole( )
16 editions published in 1742 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeffery's edition of The castle of Otranto a Gothic story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto by Horace Walpole( )
33 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Horatio Walpole, earl of Orford by Horace Walpole( Book )
16 editions published between 1798 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A letter to the Whigs. Occasion'd by the Letter to the Tories by Horace Walpole( )
25 editions published between 1747 and 2005 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the modern taste in gardening by Horace Walpole( Book )
27 editions published between 1785 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of the reign of King George the Second by Horace Walpole( Book )
28 editions published between 1846 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole, youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford, at Strawberry-Hill near Twickenham, Middlesex by Horace Walpole( Book )
49 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An autobiography of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury by Edward Herbert Herbert of Cherbury( Book )
30 editions published between 1764 and 1847 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Some years ago the following pages would have been reckoned one of the greatest presents which the learned world could have received. The Life of the famous Lord Herbert of Cherbury, written by himself, would have excited the curiosity of the whole republic of letters. Perhaps a less proportion of expectation may attend this its late appearance. Not that the abilities of the noble writer have fallen into disesteem. His reign of Henry the eighth is allowed to be a masterpiece of historic biography. But they were his speculative works, which, raising a multitude of admirers or censors from their acuteness and singularity, made lord Herbert's a name of the first importance. The many great men, who illustrated the succeeding period, have taken off some of the public attention; for it is only a genius of the first force, whose fame dilates with ages, and can buoy itself up above the indifference which steals upon mankind, as an author becomes less and less the subject of conversation. Speculative writers, however penetrating, however sublime their talents, seldom attain the seal of universal approbation, because, of all the various abilities which Providence has bestowed on man, reasoning is not the power which has been brought to standard perfection. Poetry and eloquence have been so far perfected, that the great masters in those branches still remain unequalled. But where is that book of human argumentation, where that system of human opinions, which has not been partly confuted or exploded? Novelty itself in matters of metaphysical inquiry often proves, in effect, a confutation of antecedent novelties. Opponents raise the celebrity of the doctrines they attack: newer doctrines stifle that celebrity. This is a truth, which the bigots of lord Herbert's age would not have liked to hear; but what has happened to many other great men, has been his fate too: they who meant to wound his fame, extended it: when the cry of enthusiasts was drawn off to fresher game, his renown grew fainter. His moral character recovered its lustre, but has fewer spectators to gaze at it. This introduction to his life may not be improper, though at first it may mislead the reader, who will hence perhaps expect from his own pen some account of a person's creed, whom a few Scottish zealots once represented as having none at all. His lordship's thorough belief and awful veneration of the Deity will clearly appear in these pages; but neither the unbeliever nor the monk will have farther satisfaction. This life of a philosopher is neither a deduction of his opinions nor a table of philosophy--I will anticipate the reader's surprise, though it shall be but in a word: to his astonishment he will find, that the history of Don Quixote was the life of Plato"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The last journals of Horace Walpole during the reign of George III, from 1771-1783 by Horace Walpole( Book )
18 editions published between 1858 and 1973 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England with lists of their works. In two volumes by Horace Walpole( )
25 editions published between 1758 and 1793 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Descartes 1717-1797
Dorset Anne 1717-1797
Frédéric roi de Prusse 1717-1797
H.W 1717-1797
H.W. (Horace Walpole), 1717-1797
Hearne jun. Thomas 1717-1797
Horace Walpole
Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford
Hōrēs Vālpōl 1717-1797
Julio 1717-1797
Marshal, William
Marshal William 1717-1797
Marshal, William pseud. de Horace Walpole
Marshall, William 1717-1797
Marshall, William pseud. de Horace Walpole
Montgomery 1717-1797
Muralto, Onuphrio
Muralto Onuphrio 1717-1797
Muralto, Onuphrio pseud. de Horace Walpole
Orford 1718-1797 1st Earl of
Orford, 1st Earl of, 1718-1797
Orford, Horace of 1717-1797
Orford, Horace Walpole 1717-1797 4th Earl of
Orford, Horace Walpole 1717-1797 Earl of
Orford, Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of, 1717-1797
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Orford, Horatio Walpole of 1717-1797
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Vālpōl, Hōrēs 1717-1797
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W., H. (Horace Walpole), 1717-1797
Walpole, Horace
Walpole, Horace 1717-1797 4th Earl of Orford
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Walpole, Horace William
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Walpole, Horatio 4th Earl of Orford
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Wapole, Horace William 1717-1797
Woolterton, Horace 1717-1797
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Xo Ho 1717-1797
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