Contemporary Irish Writers
Charles Robert Maturin is another volume in the Irish Writers Series, monographs designed to treat individually modern Anglo-Irish authors. The present volume discusses the career of Charles Robert Maturin (1780-1824), the author of six novels and three published plays; yet he is remembered today only for the novel Melmoth the Wanderer. Throughout his writings, and especially in The Wild Irish Boy and The Milesian Chief, he not only wrestled with the problem of Ireland's identity but also tried to educate his reading audience in Ireland's history-her tradition, her strengths, and her weaknesses.
About the author:
Robert E. Lougy is at present Associate Professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University.
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