Otranto


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O·tran·to

 (ō-trän′tō), Strait of
A passage between southeast Italy and western Albania connecting the Adriatic Sea with the Ionian Sea.

Otranto

(Italian ˈɔːtranto)
n
(Placename) a small port in SE Italy, in Apulia on the Strait of Otranto: the most easterly town in Italy; dates back to Greek times and was an important Roman port; its ruined castle was the setting of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto. Pop: 5282 (2001)
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Walpole's 'Castle of 'Otranto,' published in 1764, is an utterly absurd little story, but its novelty at the time, and the author's prestige, gave it a great vogue.
(4) VISCEGLIA, M.A.: Territorio, feudo, potere locale, Terra d'Otranto tra medioevo ed eta moderna, Napoli, Guida, 1988; EADEM: Terra d'Otranto, dagli Angioini all'Unita, en GALASSO, G.
Projected on facing walls, two Super 8 films, Hippolyta and Manfred (both part of a longer film, A Recess and a Reconstruction, which Herve and Mailler will show for the first time this month), loosely evoked two key figures from Horace Walpole's 1764 gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. In Walpole's tale, Manfred, driven to paranoia by the bizarre and tragic death of his son on his wedding day, locks his wife, Hippolyta, away in order to pursue his son's bride.
His novel The Castle of Otranto, published in 1765, is set in an equally imaginary medieval castle that the tyrannical Prince Manfred usurped by murdering its rightful owner.
The Strait of Otranto separates which two Mediterranean countries?
There he transformed a modest dwelling into a mansion like that in his celebrated gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764).
The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story and The Mysterious Mother: A Tragedy/Horace Walpole.
The gothic convention with its secret history, as popularized by Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto, is replaced in the United States by closed local communities with requirements for membership (Isaac Mitchell's The Asylum; Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman Major Molineux').
Mutajammel (Erwan Charpy) Richard Hills; Otranto (Ali Rashid Al Raihe) R.
He went on the Grand Tour, sent back some astonishingly funny letters and wrote the first English thriller, The Castle of Otranto. He also left 3,061 letters.
Todo lo que entraba por los puertos, comenzando por el de Otranto, era denominado una "turqueria", con sus connotaciones de fascinacion y repudio.
that a phantom that would be at home in the Castle of Otranto performs a crucial office in the capitalist system vindicated in The Wealth of Nations," and Saree Mardisi's opening remark "It is astonishing to consider that a literary movement typically associated with daffodils and waterfalls might have a secret obsession with imperial domination in the East" illustrate the nature of textual response of romantic writing to the political and social world.