The Scaffold

The Scaffold

by Jean-Marie-Mathias Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Brian Stableford

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Overview

In this collection of "Cruel Tales," we meet a unique and colorful cast of extraordinary characters such as Akedysseril the Queen of India, Mayeris the big game hunter who capured the sacred white elephant, Maryelle the courtesan, Catalina the gypsy toast of Santander, Mahoin the brigand, the murderous Doctor Hallidon and Tomolo Ké Ké the Antipodean who traversed the Earth. Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste, Comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838-1889), pioneer of the Symbolist Movement, is known for his proto-science fiction works Axel (1885) and The Future Eve (1886). He also wrote many "cruel tales", only a handful of which have ever been translated until the publication of The Scaffold and the adventures of Doctor Tribulat Bonhomet collected in The Vampire Soul. Poet Paul Verlaine called Villiers' works a "genial melange of irony, metaphysics and terror" and translator Brian Stableford dubs it "a bizarre literary landmark."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015631463
Publisher: Black Coat Press
Publication date: 09/24/2012
Series: French Horror , #19
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 913 KB

About the Author

Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste, Comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838-1889), pioneer of the Symbolist Movement, is known for his proto-science fiction works Axel (1885) and The Future Eve (1886).

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