The Castle of Ollada

The Castle of Ollada The sound approached towards him the chains rattled vehemently scarcely had he sprung from his chair and seized his sword ere the door flew open and a spectre whose arms and legs were fastened wit

  • Title: The Castle of Ollada
  • Author: Francis Lathom
  • ISBN: 9780976604822
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • The sound approached towards him the chains rattled vehemently scarcely had he sprung from his chair, and seized his sword, ere the door flew open, and a spectre, whose arms and legs were fastened with heavy chains, with a naked body covered with wounds, from which the blood still seemed to gush, with clotted hair and eyes dripping with blood, rendered visible by a fl The sound approached towards him the chains rattled vehemently scarcely had he sprung from his chair, and seized his sword, ere the door flew open, and a spectre, whose arms and legs were fastened with heavy chains, with a naked body covered with wounds, from which the blood still seemed to gush, with clotted hair and eyes dripping with blood, rendered visible by a flame which burnt on the crown of its head, replete with purple gashes, stood before him In The Castle of Ollada, the first novel by Gothic master Francis Lathom, young Altador seeks to solve the mystery of the Castle of Ollada and win the love of the beautiful Matilda Why does the Baron Garcia refuse to inhabit the ancient castle And what is the bloody spectre that has been witnessed haunting its ruined halls An immediate success when first published in 1795, The Castle of Ollada was the first novel by celebrated Gothic writer Francis Lathom, who wrote it at age 20 Inspired by Horace Walpole s The Castle of Otranto and the novels of Ann Radcliffe, The Castle of Ollada will captivate modern readers with its gloomy atmosphere and dark Gothic mysteries This edition includes the complete unabridged text, based on the second edition of 1831, as well as a foreword and notes for modern readers The complete text of two contemporary reviews is also included to illustrate the novel s reception when originally published.

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    1 thought on “The Castle of Ollada”

    1. A very good and very typical first Gothic. I really enjoyed reading it. I give it four stars instead of five, just because there are classic Gothic novels which are immensely superb, so although this one is a very good book, it doesn´t reach the level of the absolute masterpieces of the genre and the period.

    2. This really wasn't too bad. Sure, there are a lot of borrowed ideas within the story, but it proved to be an adequately entertaining read. Matilda, the lead female role, is an interesting character and proves herself to be stronger than you might expect from a novel of this era. As is somewhat typical, the castle has more of a history than an actual "set in the novel" place, a few events occur there, but it feels that the bulk of the book takes place elsewhere, with very minimal 'spooking', desp [...]

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