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Melmoth the Wanderer free pdf This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Melmoth the Wanderer" by Charles Maturin. 'My hour is come ...the clock of eternity is about to strike, but its knell must be unheard by mortal ears'. This violent, profound, baroque and blackly humorous novel is the story of Melmoth, who has sold his soul in exchange for immortality in a satanic bargain, and now preys on the helpless in their darkest moments, offering to ease their suffering if they will take his place and release him from his centuries of tortured wanderings. "Melmoth the Wanderer (1820)" blended Gothic fiction and psychological realism to create a work of hallucinatory power. "The Penguin English Library" contains 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

About Charles Robert Maturin

Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824) was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, going on to become a clergyman and writer of Gothic novels and plays. At first a failure, his work was nonetheless noticed by Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, which led to the staging and success of his tragedy Bertram. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, on the other hand, dismissed it as 'melancholy proof of the depravation of the public mind'.) His later plays and fiction, including Melmoth the Wanderer, were neglected and Maturin died in poverty. The work's brilliance was recognised posthumously, and it now endures as one of the most famous gothic novels in English literature.

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Author : Charles Robert Maturin
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Data Published : 31 May 2012
ISBN : 0141199296
EAN : 9780141199290
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 720 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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