Melmoth the Wanderer

Melmoth the Wanderer


Editor: Victor Sage

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447613
  • 704 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

Created by an Irish clergyman, Melmoth is one of the most fiendish characters in literature. In a satanic bargain, Melmoth exchanges his soul for immortality. The story of his tortured wanderings through the centuries is pieced together through those who have been implored by Melmoth to take over his pact with the devil. Influenced by the Gothic romances of the late 18th century, Maturin’s diabolic tale raised the genre to a new and macabre pitch. Its many admirers include Poe, Balzac, Oscar Wilde and Baudelaire.
Melmoth the Wanderer

Melmoth the Wanderer

Charles Robert Maturin, Editor: Victor Sage

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