Horace Walpole

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Walpole, Horace


Born Sept. 24, 1717, in London; died there Mar. 2, 1797. English writer. Son of R. Walpole.

Walpole graduated from Cambridge University. From 1741 to 1767 he was a member of Parliament. In 1747 he purchased an estate, Strawberry Hill, near London, where he built a castle in the Gothic style. He became well known as a collector of works of art and as a patron of the arts. Walpole’s Gothic novel The Castle of Otranto (1765) and his tragedy The Mysterious Mother (1768) are early models of English pre-romanticism. He was also the author of A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England (1758) and Anecdotes of Painting in England (1762–71). Walpole’s correspondence (published 1798), which spans the period 1732–97, has considerable cultural and historical value.


In Russian translation:
Zamok Otranto. (Afterword by V. M. Zhirmunskii and N. A. Sigal.) Leningrad, 1967.


Hazen, A. T. A Bibliography of Horace Walpole. New Haven, 1948.


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The joke that swept the Graduate School that year was that Ralph's notes were more witty, erudite, and charming than the famously witty, erudite, and channing Horace Walpole himself.
In vicious vein, following a heated conversation on the treatment of Christianity in The Decline and Fall, Horace Walpole mercilessly satirized Gibbon's misplaced pride in his appearance (and by implication his intellectual achievements): `I well know his vanity, even about his ridiculous face and person, but thought he had too much sense to avow it so palpably.
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Christopher Anstey's New Bath Guide was first published late in 1766, and immediately delighted Horace Walpole, who thought it combined the 'easiest wit, the most genuine humour, the most inoffensive satire, the happiest parodies, the most unaffected poetry, and the most harmonious melody in every kind of metre'.