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Charles Robert Maturin (1782–1824)

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Verk av Charles Robert Maturin

Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) 1,646 exemplar
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Fatal Revenge (1807) 35 exemplar
Bertram, a tragedy (1992) 9 exemplar
MELMOTH EL ERRABUNDO VOL I (1988) 7 exemplar
Melmoth el errabundo. Vol 2 (1988) 5 exemplar
The wild Irish boy (1977) 4 exemplar

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I really didn't care for this classic, supposedly a Gothic horror novel, but I don't want to give it just 1* rating because as a classic it must have some merit that I just didn't see.

It started off OK - Gothic horror is not a genre I care much for but I have enjoyed some of them so I was willing to give it a chance. But just as the story seemed to be getting going, the main character John Melmoth helps rescue a Spanish man who had been in a shipwreck. The Spaniard proceeds to tell John his life story. That story within a story contains another story told to the Spaniard about a girl in India. The Indian's Tale goes on to contain not one but two other stories! Finally the Indian's Tale is finished (at about 90% of the way through the book) but the reader never gets to hear the end of the Spaniard's Tale. The ending is abrupt and anticlimatic.

Most of the book struck me as Maturin telling horrible stories about Catholics, especially the priesthood. Having chosen Spain as the setting for most of the book, he makes use of the Spanish Inquisition freely but even the 'friendly' priests are portrayed as worldly, power-hungry, bitter or impotent. Melmoth the Wanderer came across to me as pathetic more than frightening but to be frank, after the first third of the book I wasn't paying close attention any more.
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leslie.98 | 33 andra recensioner | Jun 27, 2023 |
fromega | 33 andra recensioner | Mar 15, 2023 |
Su protagonista, Melmoth, una especie de Fausto y Mefistófeles, después de haber sellado un pacto con el Diablo, logra que su vida se prolongue indefinidamente, lo cual le convierte en un ser cuyo tormento no tiene fin, y sólo podrá librarse de su condena cuando encuentre a alguien dispuesto a asumir tal destino. Su errancia le conduce a los lugares más siniestros creados por los hombres: cárceles, manicomios, los tribunales de la Inquisición... Melmoth el errabundo se erige como un monumento a una visión infernal del destino humano, en el que sólo existe un acto eternamente repetido: el descenso y hundimiento en el abismo.… (mer)
Natt90 | 33 andra recensioner | Mar 13, 2023 |



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