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4 Works of Theophile Gautier

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The Mummy’s Foot

Story type: Literature

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Translator: Lafcadio Hearn I had entered, in an idle mood, the shop of one of those curiosity venders who are called marchands de bric-a-brac in that Parisian argot which is so perfectly unintelligible elsewhere in France. You have doubtless glanced occasionally through the windows of some of these shops, which have become so numerous now […]

My Private Menagerie

Story type: Literature

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Translator: F. C. de Sumichrast I. ANTIQUITY I have often been caricatured in Turkish dress seated upon cushions, and surrounded by cats so familiar that they did not hesitate to climb upon my shoulders and even upon my head. The caricature is truth slightly exaggerated, and I must own that all my life I have […]

Clarimonde

Story type: Literature

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Translator: Lafcadio HearnClarimondeAuthor: Theophile Gautier Brother, you ask me if I have ever loved. Yes. My story is a strange and terrible one; and though I am sixty-six years of age, I scarcely dare even now to disturb the ashes of that memory. To you I can refuse nothing; but I should not relate such […]

King Candaules

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Translator: Lafcadio Hearn CHAPTER I Five hundred years before the Trojan war, and seventeen hundred and fifteen years before our own era, there was a grand festival at Sardes. King Candaules was going to marry. The people were affected with that sort of pleasurable interest and aimless emotion wherewith any royal event inspires the masses, […]