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This week's teaser comes from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto. Wikipedia tells me that this 1764 novel is generally regarded as the first gothic novel. Having never read or heard of it, I just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew.
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The lower part of the castle was hollowed into several intricate cloisters; and it was not easy for one, under so much anxiety, to find the door that opened into the cavern. An awful silence reigned throughout those subterraneous regions, except, now and then, some blasts of wind that shook the doors she had passed, and which, grating on the rusty hinges, were re-echoed through that long labyrinth of darkness.