Melmoth the Wanderer. New Edition (1895)
Book ID: 64596
Melmoth the Wanderer. A New Edition from the Original Text with a Memoir and Bibliography of Maturin’s Works. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1895. First Edition Thus. Three Volumes. Bound in publisher’s dark olive green cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spines, boards patterned in a raised floral motif in blind, patterned endpapers. Light shelf-wear to boards, contents in very god condition throughout. Frontispiece portrait plate of the author to first volume.
First published in 1820, the alterations of this new edition consist of some minor corrections and the added material – the memoir and bibliography.
A classic of supernatural fiction & considered the last of the classic English gothic romances. It chronicles the adventures of an Irish Faust, who sells his soul in exchange for prolonged life.
Charles Maturin was the Great Uncle of Oscar Wilde. Wilde adopted the pseudonym Sebastian Melmoth for the last three years of his life in France.