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Charles Robert Maturin (1782–1824)

Maturin, Charles Robert (mat’ū-rin). An Irish novelist; born at Dublin, 1782; died there, Oct. 30, 1824. A clergyman of the Church of England, he was noted for eloquence in the pulpit and hostility to Roman Catholicism. His best novel was ‘Melmoth the Wanderer’ (1820); others being ‘The Wild Irish Boy’ (1808); ‘The Milesian Chief’ (1812), etc. His tragedy ‘Bertram,’ thought by many to be his best work, was produced by Edmund Kean at Drury Lane in 1816.