Die Schlange von Essex

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Author: Sarah Perry

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732549305

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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London 1893. Als Cora Seaborne vom Gerücht hört, der mythische Lindwurm von Essex sei zurückgekehrt und fordere die ersten Menschenleben, macht sie sich auf den Weg in den Küstenort Aldwinter. Cora, eine Anhängerin der provokanten Thesen Charles Darwins, vermutet hinter dem Sagengeschöpf eine bislang unbekannte Tierart. Auch der Vikar von Aldwinter, William Ransome, glaubt den Gerüchten nicht, und versucht, seine Gemeinde zu beruhigen. Zwischen Cora und Will entspinnt sich eine besondere Beziehung und obwohl sie in rein gar nichts einer Meinung sind, fühlen sie sich unausweichlich zueinander hingezogen. Anmutig und intelligent erzählt dieser Roman - noch vor allem anderen - von der Liebe und den unzähligen Verkleidungen, in denen sie uns gegenübertritt.

Melmoth the Wanderer

Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

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Author: Charles Robert Maturin

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427071977

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) is a gothic novel by the Anglo-Irish Protestant clergyman and writer Charles Robert Maturin. John Melmoth, in a satanic deal, exchanges his soul for immortality and wanders through the world offering to release the sufferings and hardships of the one who will next take over his deal with the devil.

Melmoth the Wanderer

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Author: Maturin

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486821129

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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After striking a deal with the Devil, a scholar searches for someone to take his place in the Faustian bargain. Written in 1820 by an Anglican priest, this Gothic novel consists of several tales-within-a-tale.

Melmoth the Wanderer

Easyread Edition

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Author: Charles Robert Maturin

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 142500587X

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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A famed Gothic novel published in 1820, it teaches a moral lesson in the guise of a terrifying tale. The protagonist of the story sells his soul to the devil in exchange of 150 years of power, knowledge and happiness. But later he regrets making this bargain and searches for someone who can help him. Spine-chilling!

Melmoth the Wanderer

A Tale

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Author: Charles Robert Maturin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Immortalism

Page: N.A

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Melmoth

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Author: Dave Sim,Gerhard

Publisher: Aardvark-Vanheim

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 248

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A graphic novel from the author of "Cerebus" that offers a fictionalized account of the last days of Oscar Wilde.

Melmoth

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Author: Charles Robert Maturin,Honore De Balzac

Publisher: Wildside Press

ISBN: 9781587159923

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

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." . . a pulse of power undiscoverable in any previous work of this kind -- a kinship to the essential truth of human nature, an understanding of the profoundest sources of actual cosmic fear . . . Without a doubt Maturin is a man of authentic genius, and he was so recognized by Balzac . . ." -- H.P. Lovecraft

Melmoth the Wanderer 1820

With an Introduction by Sarah Perry

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Author: Charles Robert Maturin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788161589

Category:

Page: 704

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When a young Dublin student goes to pay his last respects to his dying uncle, he never imagines that he might chance upon a terrifying family secret. Who is the sinister old man in the portrait and why is his uncle so anxious for him to burn it? Why is the Spanish man who saves him from drowning so frightened when he hears the name Melmoth?As he digs deeper into the mystery, an intricate and blood-chilling story begins to unfold. For the past two hundred years, the accursed Melmoth has been searching desperately for an escape from the infernal bargain he once made. Melmoth has traversed the globe leaving destruction and misery in his wake, from Inquisition-era Spain to a remote island in the Indian Ocean - and there have been recent sightings of him in County Wicklow, where our narrator is still piecing the story together.This Victorian classic has captured the imaginations of readers since 1820 and inspired numerous other gothic masterpieces, including Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Sarah Perry's novel Melmoth.

Melmoth

A Novel

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Author: Sarah Perry

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062856413

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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For centuries, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters—and now, in Sarah Perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent, it is heading in our direction. It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. In Prague, working as a translator, she has found a home of sorts—or, at least, refuge. That changes when her friend Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore. As such superstition has it, Melmoth travels through the ages, dooming those she persuades to join her to a damnation of timeless, itinerant solitude. To Helen it all seems the stuff of unenlightened fantasy. But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets Helen is being watched. And then Karel disappears. . . .

Melmoth Reconciled

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Author: Honore de Balzac

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 177653929X

Category: Fiction

Page: 62

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In this long story, part of the Philosophical Studies section of Honore de Balzac's epic masterwork The Human Comedy, the author takes the uncharacteristic step of alluding to a previously published novel, Charles Robert Maturin's 1820 work Melmoth the Wanderer. In Balzac's Melmoth Reconciled, Melmoth is a mysterious figure who comes to the aid of a desperate clerk who is on the brink of committing a crime.

Himmelstrand

Roman

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Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732515001

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Zehn Menschen wachen in ihren Wohnwagen auf - und nichts ist wie am Abend zuvor. Wo sind sie gelandet? Im Nichts? In der Unendlichkeit? Was sie sehen, ist ein Feld, soweit das Auge reicht. Alles andere ist verschwunden. Das Radio spielt Schlagermusik von Peter Himmelstrand, nichts anderes. Was bloß ist passiert? Sie begeben sich nacheinander auf das Feld hinaus und begegnen dort ihren persönlichen Alpträumen. Und statt einander zu helfen, beginnt ein schrecklicher Kampf ums Überleben - was auch immer das in der Unendlichkeit heißen mag ...