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Demons of the night : tales of the fantastic, madness, and the supernatural from nineteenth-century France

Author: Joan C Kessler
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of thrillers and chillers from 19th Century France. In Theophile Gautier's The Dead in Love, a man develops an obsessive passion for a woman who has returned from the grave, while Honore de Balzac's The Red Inn is on a crime which is committed by one person in thought and another in deed.
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Genre/Form: Paranormal fiction
Fiction
Translations
Anthologies Traductions anglaises
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan C Kessler
ISBN: 0226432076 9780226432076 0226432084 9780226432083
OCLC Number: 30913416
Description: li, 347 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Smarra, or The Demons of the night / Charles Nodier --
The Red Inn / Honoré de Balzac --
The Venus of Ille / Prosper Mérimée --
The dead in love ; Arria Marcella / Théophile Gautier --
The slap of Charlotte Corday / Alexandre Dumas --
Aurélia, or Dream and life / Gérard de Nerval --
Master Zacharius / Jules Verne --
The sign ; Véra / Villiers de lÍsle-Adam --
The horla ; Who knows? / Guy de Maupassant --
gt The veiled man / Marcel Schwob.
Responsibility: edited and with nine new translations by Joan C. Kessler.
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A compilation of 19th-century French "haunting" tales. Featuring such authors as Balzac, Merimee, Dumas, Verne, and Maupassant, this book offers readers some of the more memorable stories in the  Read more...

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