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Smarra ; Trilby ; La fée aux miettes

Charles Nodier (author)

Smarra ; Trilby ; La fée aux miettes

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Smarra
Trilby
La fée aux miettes
Title
Smarra ; Trilby ; La fée aux miettes
Author
Charles Nodier
Language
French
Publisher
Place of publishing unknown: Gallimard, 1993
323 p.
ISBN
2-07-037420-3

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About Charles Nodier

Jean Charles Emmanuel Nodier (29 April 1780 – 27 January 1844) was a French author and librarian who introduced a younger generation of Romanticists to the conte fantastique, gothic literature, and vampire tales. His dream related writings influenced the later works of Gérard de Nerval.

Early years

He was born at Besançon in France, near the border with Switzerland. His father, on the outbreak of the French Revolution, was appointed mayor of Besançon and consequently chief police magistrate, and seems to have become an instrument of the tyranny of the Jacobins without sharing their principles. But his son was for a time an ardent citizen, and is said to have been a Jacobin Club member at the age of twelve. In 1793 Charles saved the life of a lady guilty of sending money to an émigré, declaring to his father that if she were condemned he would take his own life. He was sent to Strasbourg, where he studied with Eu…Read more on Wikipedia