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Hieroglyphic Tales

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Hieroglyphic Tales by Horace Walpole
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Description

From Walpole's own 1785 introduction: "The Hieroglyphic Tales were undoubtedly written a little before the creation of the world, and have ever since been preserved, by oral tradition, in the mountains of Crampcraggiri, an uninhabited island, not yet discovered. Of these few facts we could have the most authentic attestations of several clergymen, who remember to have heard them repeated by old men long before they, the said clergymen, were born. We do not trouble the reader with these attestations, as we are sure everybody will believe them as much as if they had seen them..."

Author Biography

Horatio Walpole (1717 - 1797) - also known as Horace Walpole - was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He had Strawberry Hill House built in Twickenham, south-west London, reviving the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors. His literary reputation rests on his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764) and his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Alan Rodgers Books
Pages
108
Dimensions
152x229x6
ISBN-13
9781598188240
Product ID
1932004

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