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Melmoth the Wanderer
Charles Robert Maturin
0192835920
November 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Written by an eccentric Anglican curate in Dublin, Melmoth the Wanderer brought the terrors of the Gothic novel to a new pitch of claustrophobic intensity. Its tormented villain, a Faustian transgressor desperately seeking a victim to release him from his fatal bargain with the devil, was regarded by Balzac as one of the great outcasts of modern literature.

About the Author
Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824), an ordained clergyman in the Church of Ireland, wrote several Irish romances, in addition to his Gothic novels.

Victor Sage is Reader in Literature at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and has written fiction as well as critical work on the Gothic tradition. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Bertram: or, the castle of St Aldobrand, 1816
Charles Robert Maturin
1854771205
March 2003
Hardcover
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Melmoth
Charles Robert Maturin
1587159937
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
". . . a pulse of power undiscoverable in any previous work of this kind -- a kinship to the essential truth of human nature, an understanding of the profoundest sources of actual cosmic fear . . . Without a doubt Maturin is a man of authentic genius, and he was so recognized by Balzac . . ." -- H.P. Lovecraft


Melmoth the Wanderer
Charles Robert Maturin
014044761X
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Part Faust, part Mephistopheles, Melmoth has made a satanic bargain for immortality. Now he wanders the earth, an outsider with an eerie, tortured existence, searching for someone who will take on his contract and release him to die a natural death.

With its erudition and wit, and its parody of arcane learned manuscripts, this Gothic masterpiece-first published in 1820-follows in the tradition of both the classics of its genre and the works of Cervantes, Swift, and Sterne. Some of its many admirers were Sir Walter Scott, Honoré de Balzac, Edgar Allan Poe, and Maturin's great nephew, Oscar Wilde. This edition includes a critical introduction, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading.

About the Author
Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824), an ordained...


Melmoth The Wanderer
Charles Robert Robert Maturin
1419133470
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Stanton was thinking thus, when all power of thought was suspended, by seeing two persons bearing between them the body of a young, and apparently very lovely girl, who had been struck dead by the lightning. Stanton approached, and heard the voices of the bearers repeating, "There is none who will mourn for her!"


The Lock And Key Library
Contribution by Charles Dickens
1419170481
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Mystery collection, includes works by Charles Dickens.

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Mystery collection, includes works by Charles Dickens.


Inaugural Wounds: The Shaping of Desire in Five Nineteenth-Century English Narratives
Robert E. Lougy
0821415638
May 2004
Hardcover
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