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Charles Robert Maturin

(1782—1824) writer and Church of England clergyman


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(1782–1824),

was one of the principal writers of the ‘Gothic’ novel. He published The Fatal Revenge (1807), The Wild Irish Boy (1808), and The Milesian Chief (1811). In 1816 his tragedy Bertram was produced by Kean at Drury Lane, on the recommendation of Sir W. Scott and Byron, with great success. His most memorable work was Melmoth the Wanderer (1820).

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