Théophile Gautier

Standard Name: Gautier, Théophile
Used Form: Theophile Gautier


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Intertextuality and Influence Brigid Brophy
One of the twelve sections is no more fifty words. The novel's decadent style inhabits the minds of several characters, particularly that of the tall, fragile, perpetually exhausted but secretly sexually voracious Antonia Mount. Her...
Intertextuality and Influence Vernon Lee
VL 's supernatural stories are concerned with the spiritual essences of places and past cultures, often represented through the reappearances of classical goddesses and gods, or comparatively lesser-known Renaissance and eighteenth-century figures. Vineta Colby finds...
Intertextuality and Influence Lucas Malet
But the context is still the fashionable jungle. Mr Perry can conceive of no higher glory than wealth and social success, and is ruthless in pursuit of these for his daughter and thus himself. Fat...
Intertextuality and Influence Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Without ever owning the complete works of Théophile Gautier , Alphonse Daudet , Shakespeare , Byron , or Swinburne , she read bits and pieces of them all, and they helped to shape her style...
Literary responses Anna Brassey
A reviewer in the Saturday Review claimed that the great master of adjectives and writer of pictures of travel—Théophile Gautier — was not more successful in his elaborate manner than is Mrs. Brassey.
Kirk, John Foster, and S. Austin Allibone, editors. A Supplement to Allibone’s Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors. J. B. Lippincott.
Literary responses Mary Renault
Reviewers, like everyone at the time, were exhausted by the war and not inclined to give the novel enthusiastic reviews. Lionel Hale of The Observer commented only on the dust jacket, imagining that the story...
Occupation Charles Baudelaire
Remembered largely for his poetry, whose early publication provoked a major crisis in censorship, CB also wrote important prose, especially criticism, and translated Edgar Allan Poe 's stories into French. As a literary and art...
Author summary Oscar Wilde
OW 's significance as poet, playwright, and writer of prose fiction, remained in eclipse for many years after his notorious trial and imprisonment in Reading Gaol , events whose chilling impact on poetry and prose...
Textual Features Anita Brookner
AB relishes all this. But she writes with tactful sympathy of Germaine de Staël and her younger, mostly unreciprocating lovers, and of Judith Gautier (daughter of Théophile ), who deserves to be remembered not only...
Textual Features Vernon Lee
Vineta Colby suggests that Lee's novel is not a specific attack on either Pre-Raphaelitism or Ruskin 's Christian aestheticism, but on the more general high art groups, which read hedonism into Pater and vaunted the...
Textual Features Rosamund Marriott Watson
Her own previously published poems (Arsinoë's Cats and To My Cat) shared the volume with the work of other poets including Baudelaire , Edmund Gosse , and Théophile Gautier .
Hughes, Linda K. “A Woman Poet Angling for Notice: Rosamund Marriott Watson”. Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-Fashioning, 1880-1930, edited by Marysa Demoor and Marysa Demoor, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 134-55.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
The story concerns the life of Duchesse de Berry and begins with a note: Writers of historical fiction are, for the most part, thieves. Many of the following pages have been stolen . ....


November 1835: Théophile Gautier published Mademoiselle...

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November 1835

Théophile Gautier published Mademoiselle de Maupin.

25 June 1857: Charles Baudelaire published Les Fleurs du...

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25 June 1857

Charles Baudelaire published Les Fleurs du mal, dedicating it to Théophile Gautier .

21 August 1911: Leonardo da Vinci's painting La Gioconda...

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21 August 1911

Leonardo da Vinci 's painting La Gioconda or the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris; it was recovered two years later when the Italian thief tried to return it to the...


Charles, vicomte de Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, and Théophile Gautier. “Bibliographical Notice”. Mademoiselle de Maupin, translated by. I. G. Burnham and I. G. Burnham, G. Barrie, 1897, p. vii - xvi.