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Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696895
eISBN:
9781452952369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696895.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This new translation of Barbey d’Aurevilly’s Les Diaboliques, first published in 1874, aims to re-introduce Barbey to Anglophone readers. The six stories are highly dramatic, psychologically intense ... More


Beneath the Cards in a Game of Whist

Jules Barbey D’aurevilly

in Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696895
eISBN:
9781452952369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696895.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This is the first of the stories that Barbey wrote, and it involves narrative frames within frames again, each frame in itself peopled with intriguing, often decadent characters. The story leads up ... More


A Woman’s Vengeance: Fortiter.1

Jules Barbey D’aurevilly

in Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696895
eISBN:
9781452952369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696895.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This short story is set in Barbey’s native town of Valognes, which is located in Normandy, it takes place during the aftermath of Napoleon. It features a set of ex-soldiers of the Empire. This story, ... More


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