Melmoth the Wanderer: A Tale.

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Edited with an Introduction by Douglas Grant. An 1820 Gothic novel by Irish author, playwright, and clergyman. Melmoth sold his soul to the devil for an extra 150 years of life. As he tries to find someone to take over the pact, he has a series of adventures. Along the way, his life is gradually revealed. Admired by Balzac and Oscar Wilde, praised as one of the best supernatural horror novels by critics randing from Raleigh to Richardson. Other writers like Hawthorne, Poe, Lovecraft, credit this tale directly or by inference in their works. No jacket but in very good condition, very clean. Scarce in this edition. Oxford University Press. 1968. Hb. USED. $150.00