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Melmoth the Wanderer - Volume 3

Charles Robert Maturin

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One of the first horror novels, it tells the story of Melmoth, who sells his soul so he could have an extended life. Throughout the novel, he wanders around the world in search of someone who would replace him and lift his curse. It is known for its many sub-plots, the true horror it makes one feel, and its criticism of the Catholic church. This is certainly one of the most important books of all times, quoted in countless other works, and praised by authors and critics alike.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .farther disclosure, and waited in silence till his emotion had subsided, without remark or question. Monçada at length resumed his narrative.

“While I was speaking, the old man viewed me with a look of calm surprise, that made me ashamed of my fears, even before I had ceased to utter them. “What!” said he at length, fixing apparently on some expressions that struck him, “art thou escaped from the arm that dealeth its blow in darkness, even the arm of the Inquisition? Art thou that Nazarene youth who sought refuge in the house of our brother Solomon, the son of Hilkiah, who is called Fernan Nunez by the idolaters in this land of his captivity? Verily I trusted thou shouldst this night have eat of my bread, and drank of my cup, and been unto me as a scribe, for our brother Solomon testified concerning thee, saying, His pen is even as the pen of a ready writer.”

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This had been sitting on my shelf to read for some time now, for some reason it never felt like the time. Most of the classic fiction I have read has been in much shorter form and I was quite intimidated by this Gothic epic that I worried might be quite hard work. After completing it, it did feel li

Where do I begin with this one? To say I've been working on it thirty years plus would be bragging. I first encountered Melmoth in HP Lovecraft's Supernatural Horror in Literature, where he praised it to the rafters. I spent a summer working as a delivery man while in college, so I read the first pa

There's an old story told by Ezra Pound--I believe it can be found either in "The ABC of Reading" or "From Confucius to Cummings"--about a retired sea captain, determined to improve his primary school Latin, who was tasked by his tutor (the local vicar or schoolmaster) with reading Vergil's Aeneid.

Considerato un capolavoro della letteratura gotica, Melmoth l’errante è un romanzo che racchiude in sé avventura, amore, gli orrori dell’Inquisizione e una feroce critica del cattolicesimo in un susseguirsi di racconti legati tra loro dalla misteriosa figura di Melmoth, personificazione del Male con

Melmoth the Wanderer was definitely my kind of gothic novel. It was dark and sinister, often ghastly, and overwhelmingly elegant. Melmoth is a protagonist you won’t soon forget.

One complaint: 660 pages? Really, publisher?? You couldn’t possibly have added 6 more pages, perhaps by way of an afterword

Τι εγραψε ο ανθρωπος;!

Ενα γοτθικο μυθιστορημα του Ιρλανδου Maturin! Αδιαμφισβητητη η συγγραφικη του δεινοτητα. Οι γνωσεις του κ η μορφωση του διαφαινονται σε ολο το κειμενο. (αν κ ειχε πολλες παραπομπες, γνωμικα κτλ.)

Τον Μελμοθ τον λατρεψα! Ενας υπηρετης του διαβολου. Ενας ηρωας που περιπλανιεται

Ο Maturin,ένας Ιρλανδός εκκεντρικός κληρικός έγραψε αυτό το βιβλίο γοτθικού ρομαντισμού το 1820.

"Μέλμοθ ο περιπλανώμενος", μια ιστορία που συντίθεται απο πολλές άλλες ιστορίες και όλες μαζί σχηματίζουν ένα ενιαίο σύνολο που ορίζει την μετάλλαξη, τη μοναξιά και το Κακό σε απόλυτη απομόνωση απο το Κα

Melmoth the Wanderer, Charles Robert Maturin

Melmoth the Wanderer is an 1820 Gothic novel by Irish playwright, novelist and clergyman Charles Maturin. The novel's title character is a scholar who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for 150 extra years of life, and searches the world for someone wh

Μετά από μια όμορφη συνανάγνωση στην Λέσχη του Βιβλίου, τελείωσε ο Μέλμοθ...

Θεωρώ πως είναι ένα καλό γοτθικό μυθιστόρημα το οποίο όμως αν ήταν 300 σελίδες λιγότερο θα ήταν ακόμα πιο δυνατό.
Το βιβλίο ουσιαστικά είναι ιστορίες μέσα σε ιστορίες οι οποίες έχουν σαν κεντρικό χαρακτήρα τον καταραμένο Μέλμ

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