Did you know that Horace Walpole, the author of the first â€˜Gothic novelâ€™, visited Wentworth Castle and declared it â€˜a compendium of picturesque nature, improved by the chastity of artâ€™?
This day-long course will discuss the rise of the Gothic in English literature, drawing from texts such as Walpoleâ€™s The Castle of Otranto, Anne Radcliffeâ€™s The Romance of the Forest, and Matthew Lewisâ€™ The Monk. We will also discuss the relationship between the Yorkshire landscape and works by the BrontÃ«â€™s and Bram Stoker, before bringing the journey to the present day with the continuing presence of the Gothic in modern fiction.
A must for avid readers!
Cost is Â£35 per person, which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Booking is essential as places are limited.
Call 01226 776040 for further details and booking.