Melmoth The Wanderer [Christmas Summary Classics] by Charles Maturin

Melmoth The Wanderer [Christmas Summary Classics]

byCharles Maturin

Kobo ebook | November 21, 2012

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Christmas Summary Classics
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Melmoth the Wanderer
The romances of Charles Robert Maturin mark the transition stage between the old crude "Gothic" tales of terror and the subtler and weirder treatment of the supernatural that had its greatest master in Edgar Allan Poe. Maturin was born at Dublin in 1782, and died there on October 30, 1824. He became a clergyman of the Church of Ireland; but his leanings were literary rather than clerical, and his first story, "Montorio" (1807), was followed by others that brought him increasing popularity. Over-zealousness on a friend's behalf caused him heavy financial losses, for which he strove to atone by an effort to write for the stage. Thanks to the good offices of Scott and Byron, his tragedy, "Bertram," was acted at Drury Lane in 1816, and proved successful. But his other dramatic essays were failures, and he returned to romance. In 1820 was published his masterpiece, "Melmoth the Wanderer," the central figure of which is acknowledged to be one of the great Satanic creations of literature. The book has been more appreciated in France than in England; one of its most enthusiastic admirers was Balzac, who paid it the compliment of writing a kind of sequel to it.

Title:Melmoth The Wanderer [Christmas Summary Classics]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 21, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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