The Diaboliques (The Blue Jade Library)

By: D'Aurevilly, Jules Barbey (translated from the French, with an introduction, by Ernest Boyd)

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(no dust jacket) [solid clean copy, mild shelfwear; no jacket, but laid in are three pieces that appear to have been clipped from the jacket, describing this work and listing several others "in preparation" in the series]. (The Blue Jade Library) Series The author "was one of Beaudelaire's favorite authors. His style has been described by one of his contemporaries as a mixture of 'tiger's blood and honey,' and Edmund Gosse speaks of 'his strange intensity,' his 'sensual and fantastic force.' All his qualities are present in this famous volume, which is regarded as his masterpiece and has been praised by critics as diverse as George Saintsbury and Charles Whibley." Contains the following stories: The Crimson Curtain; At a Dinner of Atheists; The Greatest Love of Don Juan; Happiness in Crime; Beneath the Cards at a Game of Whist; A Woman's Revenge. Also includes an essay by Edmund Gosse (quoted above). [NOTE that this book is not related to the 1955 French film LES DIABOLIQUES, although the original French edition had the same title as the film.]

Title: The Diaboliques (The Blue Jade Library)

Author: D'Aurevilly, Jules Barbey (translated from the French, with an introduction, by Ernest Boyd)

Categories: Fiction: International,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1925

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 11831

Keywords: French Literature Short Stories