Maturin, Charles Robert
Charles Robert Maturin was an Irish clergyman whose early novels led Sir Walter Scott to recommend them to Byron. One of his plays was denounced by Coleridge, and the Church of Ireland barred Maturin's further promotion upon learning he had written it. Forced to support his wife and four children by writing, he returned to novels. Maturin died in Dublin in 1824. There were unsubstantiated rumors of suicide.
Irish novelist and dramatist, Maturin is considered 'the last of the Goths'. Maturin's work is best known for its element of horror and mystery.