by C. Reeder Horace Walpole (1717-97) wrote a ghost story, but not just any ghost story. The dire events and super-sized shade of Prince Alfonso in The Castle of Otranto spooked the reading public, and catapulted Walpole to literary fame. Otranto was criticized for its thin characters, and outlandish machinations (Clery, Rise 84), but others, […]