Best Download [Marie Corelli Kirsten MacLeod] ↠ Wormwood: A Drama of Paris || [Contemporary Book] PDF ✓

By Marie Corelli Kirsten MacLeod | Comments: ( 862 ) | Date: ( Jan 21, 2020 )

Wormwood is a lurid tale of unrequited love, betrayal, vengeance, murder, suicide, and addiction.


  • Title: Wormwood: A Drama of Paris
  • Author: Marie Corelli Kirsten MacLeod
  • ISBN: 9781551114194
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Marie Corelli Kirsten MacLeod

Marie Corelli born Mary Mackay was a best selling British novelist of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, whose controversial works of the time often label her as an early advocate of the New Age movement.In the 1890 s Marie Corelli s novels were eagerly devoured by millions in England, America and the colonies Her readers ranged from Queen Victoria and Gladstone, to the poorest of shop girls In all she wrote thirty books, the majority of which were phenomenal best sellers Despite the fact that her novels were either ignored or belittled by the critics, at the height of her success she was the best selling and most highly paid author in England.She was the daughter of poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter Charles Mackay Her brother was the poet Eric Mackay.



Comments Wormwood: A Drama of Paris

  • Nancy Oakes

    This is one of those books that works on several different levels, but mainly it reads like the Reefer Madness of its day, a cautionary tale that centers on the evils of Absinthe and its degenerating effects on those who become addicted to it. It is also, as the cover blurb on my edition reveals,"a lurid tale of unrequited love, betrayal, vengeance, murder, suicide, and addiction"which just about covers the plot in its entirety, but it is also the author's look at some of the more decadent aspec [...]


  • Dave

    In 1890 Marie Corelli published her fifth novel, “Wormwood: A Drama of Paris”. After moving considerably closer to Fantasy in “Ardath”, Marie returns to her gothic/occult romance style with this book. The subject of the book is the degredation of society through the vice of drinking, and specifically drinking Absinthe (a.k.a. grande wormwood or la fée verte (the Green Fairy), a spirit which was thought to be addictive and a psychoactive drug and to cause madness over time. As a result, [...]


  • Diana Apperley

    Brilliant novel about the darker side of life as experienced by a Parisian fin de siecle absintheur. Questioning of morality, respectability, God etc. Well written, exciting narrative that questions and argues the human condition, everything I would want from a novel, Brill!


  • Sandra

    Dark tale of a dangerous absinthe addict roaming the streets of Paris seeking revenge for his broken heart.


  • Muriel Schwenck

    Thoroughly enjoyable melodrama of the first water. It never stops. Fun read, if a bit purply and florid.


  • Laurie Rizzolo

    Interesting story about Absinthe use in Paris in the 1890s. Obsession, love, hate self destruction. The ending left me flat though.


  • David

    Another book featuring an overzealous absintheur.


  • Jesse

    Wormwood (1890)


  • Samuel

    Read this years ago. A book written at a time when the Green Fairy was Green Death and a real problem (and not due to Grande Artemisia either, if ever :)


  • Jessica Mott

    This has now become my Favorite book.


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