Definition of Horace Walpole from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Horace Walpole

 
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(1717-97) an English author, the son of Robert Walpole. His best-known book is The Castle of Otranto (1764), an early Gothic novel set in the 12th–13th centuries. Walpole is also famous for his house, Strawberry Hill, which he designed as a Gothic castle.