Melmoth the Wanderer.
A New Edition from the Original Text with a Memoir and Bibliography of Maturin's Works.London, Richard Bentley & Son, 1892 Stock Code: 95670
NotesA very attractive set of this classic Gothic novel about a man who sells his soul to the Devil, by the novelist and Protestant clergyman Charles Maturin. Although Maturin's vocation initially seems somewhat incongruous with the Gothic genre, his novel also offers a social commentary on England in the early 19th century, and a heavy critique of Catholicism. First published in 1820, the alterations of this new edition consist of some minor corrections and the added material - the memoir and bibliography.
3 volumes, octavo. Original dark green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, yellow coated endpapers, fore edges uncut.
Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard.
Tips bumped, cloth slightly rubbed, mild foxing to endleaves otherwise internally fine; an excellent set.
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