Book I, Stanzas 1-9
• Maldoror was a good child, but changed his ways once he realized he was born evil.
• Maldoror believes all people are evil; he begs God to show him otherwise.
Book I, Stanzas 10-14
• Maldoror predicts what his own death will be like.
• He watches a family eat dinner and then kills the son.
• He meets with a grave-digger to discuss mortality.
• He meets a talking toad.
Book II, Stanzas 1-9
• Maldoror describes several experiences with children, proving the evil in and around them.
• He explains how his deafness was cured.
• He urges men to stop worshiping insect gods.
Book II, Stanzas 10-16
• Maldoror fights with a lamp that takes the form of an angel.
• He explains how he realized that prayer had no value.
• He flies up to heaven to denounce conscience in front of God.
• Maldoror travels with a friend whom...
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