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Published: 10 July 2008

176 Pages


ISBN: 9780199549740

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The Old English Baron

Clara Reeve
Edited by James Trainer and James Watt

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only paperback edition of this classic Gothic novel.
  • Written in response to Walpole's Castle of Otranto, The Old English Baron was a major influence on the development of Gothic fiction.
  • Popularity of the Gothic genre in universities and among general readers.
  • The contextualizing introduction looks at Reeve in the context of late-eighteenth-century women's writing, and the history of the Gothic.
  • Appendices reprint the 1777 'Address to the Reader' and the 1780 'Dedication'.