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Maturin, Charles Robert

Maturin, Charles Robert măt´yo͝orĭn [key], 1782–1824, Irish author. A minister by vocation, he wrote novels in the manner of the Gothic horror tale of Ann Ward Radcliffe . They include The Fatal Revenge (1807), The Milesian Chief (1812), and his masterpiece Melmoth the Wanderer (1820). He wrote several tragedies, but only Bertram (1816) was a success.

See study by D. Kramer (1973).

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