A student visits his dying uncle and upon noticing a centuries-old painting of a distant relative is told, "the original is still alive ... you shall see him again." Thus begins a tale of transformation, loneliness, and evil that centers on a Faustian bargain. Melmoth the Wanderer wins an extra 150 years of life but risks eternal hellfire unless he can find someone to take his place. With all the devil's powers at his command, he floats restlessly...
"Leixlip Castle" is a 1825 novel by Charles R. Maturin. Charles Robert Maturin (1782 – 1824) was a writer of Gothic literature and Irish Protestant clergyman best known for the novel "Melmoth the Wanderer", a story about a scholar who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for 150 extra years of life. This gripping novel will appeal to lovers of Gothic literature and is not to be missed by those who have read and enjoyed other works by this seminal...