Melmoth the Wanderer

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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.

ISBN: 9780241366547 Author: Maturin, Charles Robert Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 3rd May 2018 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.7 (edition:23) Pages: 720 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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.

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