Book List in Order:23 titles

  • This volume gathers the weird and fantastic tales of Théophile Gautier (1811–1872), a pioneering French author whose weird work includes such distinctive tales as the Egyptian fantasies “One of Cleopatra’s Nights” and “The Mummy’s Foot,...


  • Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post's Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre , introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Cr...


  • Gray caught he from the cloud, and green from earth, And from a human breast the fire he drew, And life and death were blended in one dew. A sunbeam golden with the morning's mirth, A wan, salt phantom from the sea, a girth Of silver from the moon, s...


  • I have often been caricatured in Turkish dress seated upon cushions, and surrounded by cats so familiar that they did not hesitate to climb upon my shoulders and even upon my head. The caricature is truth slightly exaggerated, and I must own that all...



  • Romantic provocateur, flamboyant bohemian, precocious novelist, perfect poet—not to mention an inexhaustible journalist, critic, and man-about-town—Théophile Gautier is one of the major figures, and great characters, of French literature. In My ...



  • A painter who became a novelist, Théophile Gautier formulated the notion of “art for art’s sake.” In this literary gem, the gaze is the central character as the eye of the beholder turns deadly. Paul d’ Aspremont, on holiday in Italy, meets h...


  • A beautiful edition (illustrated by Paul Avril) of Gautier’s story of Candaules and Gyges from Herodotus (the long introduction by Anatole France is almost as much fun as this semi-erotic heroic fantasy novelette). Queen Nyssia, the wife of King Ca...







  • This volume provides his first piece of fantastical prose, The Coffee Pot, and his last, Spirite. The latter may seem something of a sequel to the former, continuing to chart a path of male erotic fantasy; but the combination is of greater value for ...



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    Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier (1811-1872) est un poete, romancier, peintre et critique d'art francais. Lecteur avide, il a cinq ans lorsqu'il commence a lire. Sa grande passion est Robinson Crusoe. En 1820, a l'age de huit ans, il fait un bref sejou...


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    Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic. In the 1830 Revolution, he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenné district of Paris, living a rather pleasant bohemian life. He b...


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    Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier was a poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic. He was a contributor to various journals, most notably to La Presse. The Mummy's Foot -- the title story in this collection -- is a gothic tale, publishe...


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    "I have a presentiment that we shall find in the valley of Biban el MolUk a tomb intact," said to a high-bred-looking young Englishman a much more humble personage who was wiping, with a big, blue-checked handkerchief, his bald head, on which stood d...


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    Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier (1811-1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic. In the 1830 Revolution, he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenne district of Paris, living a rather pleasant bohemian life. He beg...


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    This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts ...