Masks in the Tapestry by Jean LorrainMasks in the Tapestry by Jean Lorrain

Masks in the Tapestry

byJean LorrainTranslated byBrian Stableford

Paperback | July 24, 2017

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Jean Lorrain, one of the leading figures of the Decadent Movement, was a master of the conte cruel. Presented here, for the first time in English, are ten such tales: stories of princes and princesses; mock-fairytales that seem to pervert the innocence of their settings with a triumphant immorality, plunging the reader into an atmosphere of voluptuousness and sensuality.

“Whoever has not believed as a child,” wrote the author, “will not dream as a young man; it is necessary to think, on the threshold of life, of weaving beautiful tapestries of dreams in order to decorate our abode as winter approaches; and beautiful dreams, even when faded, make the sumptuous tapestries of December.”


Title:Masks in the TapestryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.28 inPublished:July 24, 2017Publisher:Snuggly BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194381337X

ISBN - 13:9781943813377

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Table of Contents

Futile Virtue
The Prince in the Forest:
I. The Guardian
II. Hic Felicitas
The Tale of the Reapers
The Old Duke’s Daughters
Melusine Enchanted
Mandosiane Captive
Oriane Vanquished
Princess Neigefleur
Grimaldine with the Golden Hair