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 siecle text. The book is occasionally subtitled "Or the Strange Experience of one Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire".
Writer Marie Corelli rocketed to remarkable literary fame in the late nineteenth century, largely on the strength of her irresistibly action-packed plots. Vendetta is no exception. Readers will instantly be drawn in to this tale, which begins with a family tragedy and soon shifts course into a story of satisfying revenge.
Geoffrey Tempest is a destitute author on the brink of financial ruin who suddenly finds himself awash in money, friends, and influence -- thanks in large part to his enigmatic and charming new acquaintance Lucio. Despite the fact that many of his long-time pals are suspicious of Lucio, Tempest doesn't question Lucio's motives or largesse. Just who is this mysterious stranger who has turned Tempest's world upside-down?
This anti-suffrage pamphlet by Marie Corelli is a fascinating read for any modern feminist or social historian and all those who are interested in the history of suffragism. Corelli accepted gender roles as natural and immutable, which inevitably influenced her view on female suffrage. She claimed that nature insists on contrasts, and therefore the suffragette betrayed feminine culture and showed herself in allegiance with men rather than as committed to her own sex. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
Popular Victorian-era writer Marie Corelli does it again in this epic romance imbued with supernatural and gothic themes. A companion piece of sorts to Corelli's first novel, A Romance of Two Worlds, Ardath follows the life of young poet Theos Alwyn, whose encounter with a mysterious monk propels him into a spiritual quest that transcends space and time.
Though she initially achieved remarkable literary acclaim with romance novel with elements of the supernatural, Marie Corelli later branched out into a number of different genres. The Secret Power is a fascinating foray into fantasy tinged with spirituality and mysticism. In Corelli's vision of the future, humans have mastered the art of extracting hidden powers from radioactive substances -- with sometimes alarming consequences.
Is it Fiction? Is it reality? these are the questions that will trouble the reader. I am not at all surprise with the setting of the story or the premise the writer took. Ms Correlli lived in an age where the advent of the mystics, eastern meditation and the seed of the so called New Age was in the ascendancy. I enjoyed the book thoroughly as it brings to light most of the seed form thoughts in the Jewish faith.
This epic poem by Correlli offers a fictional account regarding the story of Lilith, a figure emerging from Sumerian vampire mythology and contradictory accounts in the Bible describing "Adam's first wife." Lilith was based on Sumerian mythology, where female vampires were known as "Lillu" and described as a demon in many accounts.
Marie Corelli lived in the time or Darwin, and took real exception to the intellectual incursions then being made on territory previously reserved to matters of faith. In its way, it's a sad thing: in _The Mighty Atom_ a gifted writer rails against the evidence of man's senses. There may be -- we'd say there are -- ways to reconcile the eternal with the evidence of our senses. But surely a harangue in the cloak of fiction is not the way to do it; rather more by railing at the dark she teaches folks to find the intellectual courage to step into it. Regardless, Corelli was a gifted writer, and whether the tale she tells here is the one she intended or not, she tells a fine and interesting tale. (Jacketless library hardcover.)