The Castle of Otranto

A Gothic Story

23-11-2022 • 53 mins

Written by Horace Walpole in 1764

Tonight we present to you what many consider to be the first gothic story ever written, the progenitor of foreboding castles and supernatural things that go bump in the night.

The Castle of Otranto tells of Lord Manfred's attempt to secure the survival of his bloodline after the mysterious death of his son by any means necessary. But when an ancient prophecy and neighboring noble family attempt to usurp Manfred's goals, the truth about the Castle of Otranto reveals itself.

This excerpt of The Castle of Otranto is narrated by Quinton Williams and edited by James Rivard.

To read the full text of this Gothic Story visit the link below:

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/696/696-h/696-h.htm