Horace Walpole


Horace Walpole
noun
English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author, ↑historian, ↑historiographer

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Horace Walpole [Horace Walpole]
(1717–97) an English author, the son of Robert Walpole. His best-known book is The Castle of Otranto (1764), an early ↑Gothic novel set in the 12th–13th centuries. Walpole is also famous for his house, ↑Strawberry Hill, which he designed as a ↑Gothic castle.

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