MATURIN, Charles Robert. Fatal Revenge (1807)
Flowers of Literature (1807): lvii.
The Infidel Mother, Julian, or my Father’s House,
and The Fatal Revenge, by D. J. Murphy, all display considerable
talent. The one last mentioned, in particular, is of all others
which the year has furnished, most replete with incidents of a horrific
and mysterious nature, introduced in a grand and poetical,
though frequently pompous mode of expression—the usual attempt
of a vivid fancy—and (as Mr. M. describes himself) a very
Notes: From ‘Introduction: Novellists [sic]’.
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