The Reign of Satan (Paperback)

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The Reign of Satan, written by the radical Benjamin Gastineau and originally published in 1848, the same year the author was convicted for writing for Proudhon's journal La Voix du Peuple, is a true page-turner-a fast-moving melodrama with all the trappings of the genre. The story, which centers around two orphans, Maurice and Juliette, and their contentions with various evil influences, most especially that of the satanic Baron Barcas, is one in which sentiment vies with base instincts, and sensibility with the lust for gain.

A document of great interest, The Reign of Satan, in the best traditions of the feuilleton novel, lays bare the mores and passions of the French society of days gone by.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781645250678
ISBN-10: 1645250679
Publisher: Snuggly Books
Publication Date: April 14th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English