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Sorrows of Satan - Or, the Strange Experience of One Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire

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Sorrows of Satan is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that delves deep into the themes of wealth, power, and morality. The story follows Geoffrey Tempest, a wealthy and successful man who finds himself entangled in a dangerous pact with the devil. As Tempest's fortunes rise, he soon discovers that his newfound wealth comes at a high price - his soul.

Marie Corelli's writing is engaging and evocative, drawing readers into the decadent and morally corrupt world of Tempest and his associates. The character development is well-crafted, with Tempest's descent into darkness portrayed in a compelling and realistic manner. The novel raises important questions about the nature of wealth and the sacrifices one is willing to make in pursuit of success.

Overall, Sorrows of Satan is a haunting and powerful read that will leave readers pondering the consequences of our materialistic society. With its vivid imagery and thought-provoking themes, this novel is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who picks it up.

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In this 1895 Faustian novel by British author Marie Corelli, we follow the journey of Geoffrey Tempest. Initially a starving and penniless writer, his good fortune comes upon him in the form of a huge inheritance, and the friendship of a character who "is not what he seems", Prince Lucio Rimanez. Geoffrey seems to have the devils luck about him as he climbs the social ladder, marries the daughter of an Earl, and is the envy of all high society. Inevitably his luck and good fortune begin to crumble as it slowly becomes apparent who Prince Rimanez truly is. Geoffrey reaches his crisis point as he is forced to choose his true master. - Summary by Lisa Statler.

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