What I learned from reading The Caste of Otranto by Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto

I am a little behind with the books that I’ve read recently, because I’ve so focused in working in my new project www.weeklytarot.com and in the branding of it and all the tarot readings that I am doing every day that I didn’t have much time for blogging about the books I’ve read. 

But now re taking the reviews and the lessons or knowledge I learn from the books I’ve read, I finished this book, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, back in December, and I honestly wasn’t sure of wether to post of having read this book or not. 

Because after reading it, I felt that I didn’t learn anything new besides all that you can find in the Wikipedia article of it, since from my point of view this book is purely entertainment, of course you find some ironies of life in it about relationship and love, but I didn’t think it was something new or relevant to me (although it probably was back in the time it was published). 

Although I cannot deny that the story was very interesting, specially since it’s about apparitions, prophecies, love and power, so it’s a very complete book plot-wise talking. 

Also this book is considered the first Gothic Book that open the path for so many gothic writers that emerge after The Castle of Otranto was published, so I think it’s a must read. Since it represents the beginning of an era. 

And now that I’ve been writing this post and thinking about this book, I think that I can say that best lesson or knowledge I can pull out of it it’s that sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time can change your life. 

So, always be aware of where you are and pay attentions of your surroundings. 

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