Written in 1820 by an eccentric Anglican curate in Dublin, this work 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. Maturin's bizarre narrative structure of interlinked tales allows the action of the novel to range from rural Ireland to an idyllic Indian island. The text is that of the first edition of 1820, and includes a new introduction and explanatory notes.
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Charles Robert Maturin was an Irish clergyman whose early novels led Sir Walter Scott to recommend them to Byron. One of his plays was denounced by Coleridge, and the Church of Ireland barred Maturin's further promotion upon learning he had written it. Forced to support his wife and four children by writing, he returned to novels. Maturin died in Dublin in 1824. There were unsubstantiated rumors of suicide.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0192821997
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0192821997
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110192821997