The Jinx - Theophile Gautier Reviews
Description:ISBN 1843910209 / Author: Theophile Gautier / Genre: Classic Literature / A painter who later became a novelist, Théophile Gautier ... more
The Jinx - Theophile Gautier ... formulated the notion of ‘art for art's sake'. In this story, the gaze is the central character as the eye of the beholder turns deadly. Paul d'Aspremont, on holiday in Italy, meets his fiancée in all but name, a young English girl named Alicia Ward. What begins as an urbane and courtly affair descends into a Gothic nightmare as Paul is revealed to possess the ‘evil eye', a jinx that kills all those he befriends.
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Theophile Gautier The Jinx (Hesperus Classics)
Pages: 112, Edition: First single volume edition, Paperback, Hesp ...
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by - written on 03/11/07, updated on 03/11/07 (Very useful, 106 readings)
A rather obscure early horror novel from the French romantic period, Theophile Gautier’s ‘The Jinx’ has been resurrected as part of Hesperus Press’ 100-page series, an endeavour aimed at promoting lost, forgotten, unknown or otherwise ignored ‘classics’ of international literature through new translations and nicely coloured covers. This short novel has always been one of Gautier’s lesser known works, compared to his (slightly) more famous ballets and poetry, but unlike the majority of Hesperus’ obscure classics (surely a contradiction in terms?), it’s actually a really good read and surprisingly modern in its approach and outlook. Still, the novel remains ... Read the complete review
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