A Minor Devil Assails a Young Widower who Hopes for New LifeArthur Goodbody, a young poet and museum guard, recovers slowly from the death of his beloved wife Laura. As he makes plans to resume a full, active life, a minor devil, Mr. Octavius, assaults him and makes promises that strike at Arthur’s vulnerability. Arthur complies with Octavius’s wishes and resists him at the same time. He eventually looks for help in his battle to free himself from his enemy’s grip. There’ve been many versions of the Faust legend. This one includes some of Arthur’s poems, excerpts from his dreams about ancient Rome, passages from a diary he keeps in Laura’s memory, and a fictional biography he writes about a 17th century theologian who also fought a devil. The story ends with a battle on a tropical island. If you like stories about young people coping with difficulties and finding their way, then “Nightsongs” will likely appeal to you.Buy this revised version of an old legend and get to know Arthur Goodbody.
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