Horace Walpole (1717-1797)
A selective list of articles on the eighteenth-century English writer Horace Walpole, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in reviewed sources
Horace Walpolen was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, England's first Prime Minister, and close friend of the poet Thomas Gray. He was the author of The Castle of Otronto, and the builder of Strawberry Hill, which together brought the Gothic style back into fashion in literature and architecture. He is perhaps most important however as a great letter writer. The electronic version of The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1937-1983) provides free online access to all 48 volumes of W.S. Lewis's scholarly edition of the correspondence of Horace Walpole.
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