Mademoiselle De Maupin

Paperback | July 25, 2006

byTheophile GautierTranslated byHelen ConstantineIntroduction byPatricia Duncker

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Chevalier d'Albert fantasizes about his ideal lover, yet every woman he meets falls short of his exacting standards of female perfection. Embarking on an affair with the lovely Rosette to ease his boredom, he is thrown into tumultuous confusion when she receives a dashing young visitor. Exquisitely handsome, Théodore inspires passions d'Albert never believed he could feel for a man - and Rosette also seems to be in thrall to the charms of her guest. Does this bafflingly alluring person have a secret to hide? Subversive and seductive, Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835) draws readers into the bedrooms and boudoirs of a French château in a compelling exploration of desire and sexual intrigue.

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Chevalier d'Albert fantasizes about his ideal lover, yet every woman he meets falls short of his exacting standards of female perfection. Embarking on an affair with the lovely Rosette to ease his boredom, he is thrown into tumultuous confusion when she receives a dashing young visitor. Exquisitely handsome, Théodore inspires passions ...

Theophile Gautier (1811-72), French painter, poet, novelist, and critic, was a leading exponent of Art for Art's Sake, preparing the way for the Parnassians and Symbolists in their reaction against Romanticism. Helen Constantine was Head of Languages at Bartholomew School, Eynsham, until she became a full-time translator. She is curre...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.91 inPublished:July 25, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140448136

ISBN - 13:9780140448139

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Table of Contents

Mademoiselle de Maupin\Chronology
Introduction
Further Reading
Translator's Note

Mademoiselle de Maupin

Notes
Glossary of Proper Names