Chevalier d’Albert fantasizes about his ideal lover, yet every woman he meets falls short of his exacting standards of female perfection. Embarking on an affair with the lovely Rosette to ease his boredom, he is thrown into tumultuous confusion when she receives a dashing young visitor. Exquisitely handsome, Théodore inspires passions d’Albert never believed he could feel for a man – and Rosette also seems to be in thrall to the charms of her guest. Does this bafflingly alluring person have a secret to hide? Subversive and seductive, Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835) draws readers into the bedrooms and boudoirs of a French château in a compelling exploration of desire and sexual intrigue.
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Table Of Contents
Mademoiselle de Maupin\Chronology Introduction Further Reading Translator’s Note
Mademoiselle de Maupin
Notes Glossary of Proper Names
About Theophile Gautier
Théophile Gautier (1811–1872) was born near the Pyrenees and moved to Paris, where he became well-known as a poet, novelist, and critic.
Published by Penguin Classics Jul 25, 2006| 400 Pages| ISBN 9780140448139