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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Imagining the Undefined Castle in The Castle of Otranto: Engravings and Interpretations
Author(s): Lindfield, Peter
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Keywords: Gothic Revival
Strawberry Hill
The Castle of Otranto
Gothic novel
Gothic imagination
book illustration
Gothic art
visual culture
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Lindfield P (2017) Imagining the Undefined Castle in The Castle of Otranto: Engravings and Interpretations, Image and Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative, 18 (3), pp. 46-63.
Abstract: The Castle of Otranto was a pioneering work: the second edition was the first piece of literary work to include ‘a Gothic story’ in its title, and it is frequently held up as the first in a long line of Gothic novels. Literary scholars have afforded it significant attention, but little has been written about Otranto’s engraved illustrations, first incorporated in the sixth, 1791, edition. This essay examines how the novel was visualised in Georgian engravings, and questions whether they present a castle that we can immediately recognise, to use Walpole’s phrase, as a ‘child of Strawberry [Hill]’, his Gothic villa.
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