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HORACE WALPOLE:  ABSURDO E NONSENSE NO SÉCULO XVIII 

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Author(s): Prof. Ms. Maria Cristina Bessa Lima

Journal: Lumen et Virtus
ISSN 2177-2789

Volume: I;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Walpole | Gothic fiction | English literature | short story

ABSTRACT
Hieroglyphic Tales, a small book written and published by Horace Walpole in 1785, is virtually unknown – even in England. The selection of six nonsensical short stories, or tales, takes to the highest level the peculiar British humor and the English way of criticizing society through the absurdity and whimsicality of characters, dialogues and situations.
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