Representations of the Devil in Nineteenth-Century Literature Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Honoré de Balzac
Le centenaire; ou, les deux Beringheld (novel) 1822
Melmoth réconcilié (novel) 1835

Charles Baudelaire
Les Fleurs du mal [Flowers of Evil] (poetry) 1857

William Blake
Marriage of Heaven and Hell (poetry) 1790-1793
Milton (poetry) 1800-1804

Robert Burns
“Address to the Deil” (poetry) 1785

Lord George Gordon Byron
Manfred (verse drama) 1817
Cain: A Mystery (verse drama) 1821
The Deformed Transformed (unfinished verse drama) 1822

Giosue Carducci
Inno a Satana (poetry) 1865

Marie Corelli
The Sorrows of Satan (novel) 1895

Feodor Dostoevsky
Brat'ya Karamzovy [The Brothers Karamazov] (novel) 1880

Théophile Gautier
Albertus (poetry) 1832
La larme du diable (poetry) 1839

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust. 2 vols. (drama) 1808-1832

Nikolai Gogol
Mertvye dushi [Dead Souls] (novel) 1842

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Young Goodman Brown” (short story) 1837

Victor Hugo
Le fin de Satan (poetry) 1886

Washington Irving
“The Devil and Tom Walker” (short story) 1824

Frederick Maximilian Klinger
Fausts Leben, Taten und Höllenfahrt (novel) 1791

Mikhail Lermontov
Demon (poetry) 1856

Matthew Gregory Lewis
Ambrosio the Monk (novel) 1796

Leconte de Lisle
“La tristesse du Diable” (poetry) 1866

Charles Robert Maturin
Melmoth the Wanderer (novel) 1820

Gérard de Nerval
Nicolas Flamel (drama) 1830
Le Prince de sots (drama) 1830

Charles Nodier
Le nouveau Faust et la nouvelle Marguerite; ou, comment je me suis donné au Diable (drama) 1832
“La combe de l'homme mort” (short story) 1833

Frederick Beecher Perkins
“The Devil-Puzzlers” (short story) 1871

Arthur Rimbaud
Une saison en enfers [A Season in Hell] (poetry) 1873

Sir Walter Scott
“Wandering Willie's Tale” (short story) 1824

Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Cenci (verse drama) 1819
On the Devil, and Devils (essay) 1819*

William Gilmore Simms
Paddy McGann; or, the Demon of the Stump (novel) 1863

William Makepeace Thackeray
“The Devil's Wager” (short story) 1833
“The Painter's Bargain” (short story) 1840

Mark Twain
The Mysterious Stranger, a Romance (novel) 1916

Paul Verlaine
“Crimen Amoris” (poetry) 1873

Alfred de Vigny
Eloa (poetry) 1823

*Likely date of composition.