Four Gothic Novels

By Horace Walpole; William Beckford et al. | Go to book overview
A CHRONOLOGY OF MATTHEW LEWIS
1775 9 July, born in London, first-born of Matthew and Frances Maria Lewis
1792 Last half of year spent in Weimar, meets Goethe and Weiland
1794 Receives bachelor's degree, Christ Church, Oxford. 15 May, arrives at The Hague to take a position in the British Embassy to Holland. The Monk completed by 23 September at The Hague
1796 The Monk: A Romance (12 March). Village Virtues: A Dramatic Satire. Obtains seat in Parliament
1797 Receives master's degree, Oxford. Coleridge's review of The Monk leads the way for future attacks. The Minister: A Tragedy, in Five Acts
1798 The Castle Spectre: A Drama in Five Acts (Drury Lane, 14 December 1797). Meets Walter Scott
1799 The Love of Gain: A Poem. The Twins; or, Is It He, or His Brother? A Farce in Two Acts, unpublished (Drury Lane, 8 April 1799). Rolla; or, The Peruvian Hero. A Tragedy in Five Acts
1800 The East Indian: A Comedy, in Five Acts ( Drury Lane, 22 April 1799)
1801 Tales of Wonder. Adelmorn, the Outlaw: A Romantic Drama, in Three Acts ( Drury Lane, 4 May 1801). Alfonso, King of Castile: A Tragedy in Five Acts (Covent Garden, 15 January 1802)
1803 The Captive: A Scene in a Private Mad-House, not separately published (Covent Garden, 22 March 1803). The Harper's Daughter; or, Love and Ambition. A Tragedy in Five Acts (Covent Garden, 4 May 1803)
1805 The Bravo of Venice: A Romance. Rugantino; or, The Bravo of Venice. A Grand Romantic Melodrama, in Two Acts (Covent Garden, 18 October 1805)
1806 Adelgitha; or, The Fruit of a Single Error. A Tragedy, in Five Acts (Drury Lane, 30 April 1807). Feudal Tyrants; or, The Counts of Carlsheim and Sargans, A Romance
1807 The Wood Daemon; or, The Clock has Struck. A Grand Romantic Melo-Drama, in Two Acts, unpublished (Drury Lane, I April 1807)
1808 He Loves and He Rides Away: A Favourite Ballad. Twelve Ballads, the Words and Music by M. G. Lewis. Romantic Tales
1809 Venoni; or, The Novice of St Mark's. A Drama in Three Acts (Drury Lane, I December I808). Monody on the Death of Sir John Moore (recited at Drury Lane 14 February I809). [Temper, or] The Domestic Tyrant: A Farce, in Two Acts (Lyceum by Drury Lane Company, I May 1809)
1811 Timour the Tartar: A Grand Romantic Melo-Drama, in Two Acts (Covent Garden, 29 April 1811). One O'Clock! or, The Knight and the Wood Daemon, A Grand Musical Romance, in Three Acts (Lyceum, I August 1811)
1812 Rich and Poor: A Comic Opera, in Three Acts (Lyceum, 22 July 1812). Poems. Inherits a sizeable fortune when his father dies (17 May)
1813 Meets Byron
1815 Journeys to Jamaica, institutes humanitarian reforms in slave treatment. Departs for England on I April 1816

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Four Gothic Novels
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Four Gothic Novels *
  • The Castle of Otranto *
  • Contents *
  • The Castle of Otranto *
  • A Chronology of Horace Walpole *
  • The Castle of Otranto, - A Story. *
  • Preface to the First Edition *
  • Preface to the Second Edition *
  • Sonnet - To the Right Honourable Lady Mary Coke *
  • The Castle of Otranto - A Gothic Story *
  • Chapter I *
  • Chapter II 31
  • Chapter III 44
  • Chapter IV 57
  • Chapter V 69
  • Vathek *
  • A Chronology of William Beckford *
  • Vathek *
  • The Monk *
  • A Chronology of Matthew Lewis *
  • The Monk - A Romance *
  • Preface *
  • Table of the Poetry *
  • Advertisement *
  • Volume I *
  • Chapter I *
  • Chapter II 186
  • Chapter III 220
  • Volume II *
  • Chapter I *
  • Chapter II 283
  • Chapter III 304
  • Chapter IV 325
  • Volume III *
  • Chapter I *
  • Chapter II 357
  • Chapter III *
  • Chapter IV 403
  • Chapter V 430
  • Frankenstein *
  • A Chronology of Mary Shelley *
  • Frankenstein - Or the Modern Prometheus *
  • Introduction - [1831] *
  • Preface - [1818] *
  • Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus *
  • Letter I *
  • Letter II 463
  • Letter III 466
  • Letter IV *
  • Chapter I 472
  • Chapter II 475
  • Chapter III 480
  • Chapter IV 485
  • Chapter V 490
  • Chapter VI 494
  • Chapter VII *
  • Chapter VIII *
  • Chapter IX *
  • Chapter X 517
  • Chapter XI 521
  • Chapter XII 527
  • Chapter XIII 531
  • Chapter XIV 535
  • Chapter XV *
  • Chapter XVI *
  • Chapter XVII 551
  • Chapter XVIII 554
  • Chapter XIX 560
  • Chapter XX 565
  • Chapter XXI 571
  • Chapter XXII 578
  • Chapter XXIII 585
  • Chapter XXIV 590
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