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The Jinx
     

The Jinx

by Theophile Gautier, Gilbert Adair (Foreword by), Andrew Brown (Translator)
 

A painter who became a novelist, Théophile Gautier formulated the notion of “art for art’s sake.” In this literary gem, 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

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A painter who became a novelist, Théophile Gautier formulated the notion of “art for art’s sake.” In this literary gem, 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. Novelist, poet, and critic, Théophile Gautier was a key figure in the Romantic movement in France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843910206
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Hesperus Classics Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.36(d)

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