The Sorrows of Satan (Unabridged Edition)

The Sorrows of Satan (Unabridged Edition)

by Marie Corelli
     
 

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The Sorrows of Satan is an 1895 faustian novel by Marie Corelli. It is widely regarded as one of the world's first bestsellers, partly due to an upheaval in the system British libraries used to purchase their books and partly due to its popular appeal. Roundly condemned by critics for Corelli's moralistic and prosaic style it nonetheless had strong supporters in Oscar…  See more details below

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The Sorrows of Satan is an 1895 faustian novel by Marie Corelli. It is widely regarded as one of the world's first bestsellers, partly due to an upheaval in the system British libraries used to purchase their books and partly due to its popular appeal. Roundly condemned by critics for Corelli's moralistic and prosaic style it nonetheless had strong supporters in Oscar Wilde and various members of royalty.

Widely ignored in literary circles, it is increasingly regarded as an influential fin de siècle text. The book is occasionally subtitled "Or the Strange Experience of one Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire".

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Matthew Skelton
A very good uptake from Marie Correlli concerning Satan. The story goes about a young impoverished writer who is abjectly poor. A long lost Uncle then left him a big windfall, which open doors for him beyond his imagination. With his money he could get whatever he wants and also arrange it to have a successful outcome, all this was possible via the wisdom of Prince Ramirez who has such a great influence on all aspect of life but turned out to be the great deceiver. I love the moral of the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015535976
Publisher:
Lions Gate
Publication date:
09/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Marie Corelli (May 1855 – 21 April 1924) was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War I. Corelli's novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, and Rudyard Kipling, although critics often derided her work as "the favourite of the common multitude.

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