First Published In 1874, Les Diaboliques Caused An Uproar And All The Copies Of The Book Were Seized On The Orders Of The Ministry Of Justice As The Book Was A Danger To Public Morality In Les Diaboliques There Are Six Tales Of Female Temptresses She Devils In Which Horror And The Wild Normandy Countryside Combine To Send A Shiver Down The Spine Of The Reader.
Jules Am d e Barbey d Aurevilly was a novelist and literary critic at the Bonapartist paper Le Pays who was influential among fin de si cle decadents He specialised in mystery tales that explored hidden motivation and hinted at evil without being explicitly concerned with anything supernatural He had a decisive influence on writers such as Auguste Villiers de l Isle Adam, Henry James and Marcel
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- Les Diaboliques
- Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
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