Charles Robert Maturin

Maturin, Charles Robert


Born 1782 in Dublin; died there Oct. 30, 1824. British writer.

The son of an Irish postal worker, Maturin graduated from Trinity College in Dublin and became a curate. He published his first Gothic novels (The Fatal Revenge, 1807, and others) under the pen name Dennis Jasper Murphy. Maturin’s Melmoth the Wanderer (1820; Russian translation, 1833) is widely known; it was highly praised by A. S. Pushkin (Pushkin-kritik, 1950, p. 276) and V. G. Belinskii (Poln. sobr. soch., vol. 1, 1953, p. 317). Melmoth the Wanderer stands out among British Gothic novels by virtue of its moral and philosophical generalizations and romantic symbolism. Balzac wrote a sequel to it, Melmoth réconcilié, in which he satirically reinterpreted the romantic conflicts of the original novel.


The Correspondence of Sir Walter Scott and C. R. Maturin. Austin, Texas, 1937.


Istoriia angliiskoi literatury, vol. 2, issue 1. Moscow, 1953. Page 170.
Idman, N. C. R. Maturin: His Life and Works. London-Helsinki, 1923.
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Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction.
Khapeaeva (modern languages, Georgia Institute of Technology) closely analyzes the works of Gogol and Dostoevsky as well as Charles Robert Maturin, Thomas Mann, H.
UNTIL VERY RECENTLY, Charles Robert Maturin (1780-1824) has rather languished on the sidelines of Irish literary history.
That Maturin has begun to gain renewed currency is suggested by the near simultaneous publication of Kelly's book with the present reviewer's, Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction (Manchester, 2011).
Christina Morin, Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction (Richard Haslam)
The last boom period for monographs on Maturin occurred in the 1970s, when Dale Kramer's Charles Robert Maturin (1973), Claude Fierobe's weighty critical biography Charles Robert Maturin: L'Homme et L'Oeuvre (1974), and Robert Lougy's Charles Robert Maturin (1975) appeared in rapid succession.
Ferris's observation, however, is fair and reasonable if one confines one's reading to the major Irish writers of the period in question-Maria Edgeworth, Sydney Owenson (later Lady Morgan), Charles Robert Maturin, John and Michael Banim and Thomas Moore.
MUCH OF THE SCHOLARSHIP AND CRITICISM CONCERNED WITH THE Novels of the Anglo-Irish curate Charles Robert Maturin (1780-1824) appears to agree on three of the central issues that mark him out as one of the major writers in the Gothic tradition.
See Julian Moynahan, "The Politics of Anglo-Irish Gothic: Charles Robert Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, and the Return of the Repressed," Anglo-Irish: The Literary Imagination in a Hyphenated Culture (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1995) 116; Norman A.
See Dale Kramer, Charles Robert Maturin (New York: Twayne, 1973) 26.
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