Horace Walpole: Books & Letters


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Which of these is NOT a book by Horace Walpole?

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1. Walpole was one of the earliest pioneers in what genre dedicated to tales of the horrific, the macabre, and the supernatural?

2. Despite his varied interests, Walpole is perhaps best known for his contribution to English epistolary literature, which is a genre comprised of collections of…

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the contributions of English author and socialite Horace Walpole.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The genre Walpole is considered a pioneer in
  • Walpole's political party
  • The word Walpole added to the English language
  • Epistolary literature

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw important information about Walpole's books in the related lesson on the writer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Walpole's noble title
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as epistolary literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about the works of Horace Walpole, study the lesson entitled Horace Walpole: Books & Letters. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines epistolary literature
  • Explains Walpole's political affiliation
  • Covers his impact on English literature