Item description for The Sorrows of Satan; or, The Strange Experience of one Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire by Julia Kuehn Marie Corelli...
When the Devil arrives in fin de sicle London in the form of the handsome and charming Prince Lucio Rimnez, his work promises to be easy. After all, in a world where science and materialism have replaced a belief in God, who will suspect Lucio of being Satan in disguise? Lucio sets his sights on Geoffrey Tempest, a starving novelist who has just inherited a fortune, and promises to guide him to power and fame. As the tragic story of Geoffrey's meteoric rise and fall unfolds, Marie Corelli lays bare the hypocrisy, immorality, and irreligiousness of modern life, satire which is as fresh and relevant today as ever.
The Sorrows of Satan (1895) is Corelli's masterpiece and the novel where her views on religion and society find their clearest and fullest expression. And on another level it is a savage and bitter riposte to her critics, who had vilified her previous novel, Barabbas(1893).
Marie Corelli (1855-1924) was one of the most popular and best-selling novelists of the late Victorian period, her books selling in the millions of copies worldwide. Although she saw herself as a female Shakespeare, critics have tended largely to dismiss her as a popular hack. This new edition of her most powerful novel allows twenty-first century readers to rediscover and reevaluate this fascinating writer. The Valancourt Books edition of The Sorrows of Satan includes the unabridged text of the first edition as well as a new introduction and notes by Julia Kuehn and an appendix containing rare contemporary reviews of Corelli's works.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Dec 11, 2007
Publisher Valancourt Books
ISBN 1934555185 ISBN13 9781934555187
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Sorrows of Satan Jun 23, 2008
This book is woth reading by any one who wants to understand life. The battle of life, the battle between good and bad. I read this book many years back, but lost my copy. I have now replaced a lost treasure.
A very thought-provoking book. Mar 24, 2007
I first read this book 12 years ago and I must say - its not an ordinary book. While I don't agree with her views on the "good-nature" of the devil and the possibility of his redemption, her views that man's quest for so called reality are most times vain, can't be faulted. Every human being should read this book. However, I'd recommend reading the truth from the bible before commencing this journey. The book changed my thinking - made me realise that the things that men mostly seek and die for, are really vain.
A great book. Will always have it in my collection.
Fast and relaible Nov 5, 2006
I bought the book for my dad and he sure did like it...i did not read it so cant really say much about it....
A Psycho-anlysis of man. Dec 9, 2005
In my first read of this great book at the age of 13, i came out with a great impression but little understanding. However, 20 years after and after reading it three more times i can say it is an indepth examination of the human mind and the genesis of evil and corruption in our society. Modern man will do well to read and learn that the pains and failures of our today world has its roots in our selfishness, greed and vanity. In addition our inability to decipher it to be mere vanity makes it more complicated. Every man should own one!.
Second in her Trilogy on Christianity and the Devil Oct 3, 2005
Following her commercial success of "Barabbas," a revision fantasy on the crucifixion, Corelli wrote "The Sorrows of Satan," a sequel to "Barabbas" and thoroughly horrified the Christian world. There is an underlying mystical strength to her glorification of Satan as a misunderstood adventurer in the modern world. This book broke all previous records in Britain's publishing history and hence made Corelli England's best selling author up to that time. "The Master-Christian" is the capper in the trilogy.