THE DEVIL IN LOVE / Followed by / HIS LIFE, TRIAL, PROPHECIES, / AND. REVELATIONS / by Gérard de Nerval delivers us Cazotte’s text, et al. The alia. This book is part of the collection held by the Bodleian Libraries and scanned by Google, Inc. for the Google Books Library Project. For more information see. The Devil in Love. Author: Jacques Cazotte. Engraver: Jean-Émile Laboureur ( French, Nantes – Penestin). Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Jacques Cazotte, as the story goes, predicted whom among his friends would be meeting Madame Guillotine as the horrors of the French Revolution unfolded; sadly, his prescience didn’t include himself.
Sebbene la prosa settecentesca di Cazotte risulti vagamente piatta e un po’ stucchevole il romanzo offre alcuni spunti interessanti. Don Alvaro is cautious about becoming involved with Biondetta, and even more cautious when it becomes obvious that she is determined to get him into bed with her. Il romanzo ebbe grande successo grazie alla convinzione che Cazotte, vicino alla cabala ed alla teosofia, avesse occultato nel romanzo insegnamenti misterici.
His first success was with a “poem” in twelve cantos, and in prose intermixed with verse, entitled Ollivier 2 vols,followed in by another romance, the Lord Impromptu. Nov 15, Nihan E. The Devil in Love, by Jacques Cazotte”. I particularly liked how she taught him not to waste his money gambling without skill and acted most virtous in order to get him to marry her.
Ok, thats a little strange given this is written by a french guy and given the time period when things were a little more liberal. He follows Alvaro as his page. Biondetta was more like a damsel in distress from the start until the middle and the teenager until the end.
This is an amusing study of temptation, with sinister cazitte. I bought it because it was mentioned in the fabulous The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte and I remember being a little bit disappointed reading this book after the excitement of the other one. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Quotes from Le diable amoureux. View all 3 comments.
He summons a spirit, and gets more than he bargained for. This one also does not disappoint!
I’m glad the ending was re-written as the longer version made much more sense. Don Alvaro is a young Spanish nobleman who dabbles in the occult.
To view it, click here. Or might we find instances in which his seemingly male desires are relayed in feminine terms? There was no genious anything.
This is very much an entertainment, a literary bauble created by a witty dilettante. Dedalus are to be thanked for making it available to modern audiences, and in such an attractive package. Cevil, this story just never did enough with the supernatural elements, it never created that air of wrongness that you usually have in these kinds of stories and frankly the ending was very anti-climactic.
It takes the Sylph six months to accomplish this misery, rather than taking ten minutes to use some Sylph powers to turn ih into a bubbling saucer of jam.
So the rule seems to be its only wrong to sleep with someone if there’s a chance you might marry them later? Sep 04, Dfordoom rated it really liked it Shelves: Siamo di fronte a un racconto lungo o romanzo breve, a scelta incentrato su un patto col demonio abbastanza inusuale: Upon seeing the young Alvaro, Satan falls in love with him and assumes the appearance of a young woman, Biondetta.
Not only boringbut also weird and not in the good way where we are surprised. Maybe if his mother had sent an email.
Refresh and try again. Jan 04, Alex marked it as to-read. Strano, piccolo romanzo di un autore che non conoscevo affatto.
Cazotte having accomplished this literary cul de sac although there is a novel called The Monk that is apparently a direct ripoff, albeit in English, not French, of sameCazotte wandered into Paris one day to find the Terrors well under way, was promptly arrested for being over-privileged and entitled, and found himself sentenced to death by the popular method of abstracting his head from his torso.
Cgothic fictionoccult thrillers. On his way back toward the womb, Alvaro is deflowered in a fallen coach by the side of the road. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. At the end of the book the author tell us with the use of a new character that the devil had genious plan and he made this and that.
The importance of this novel is of course that we are seeing many ideas that would become commonplace in the literature of the fantastique and of the gothic dealt with for the first time in a work of fiction. Lists with This Book. Well not bad weird either. Collier Books,p. You can read plot, etc.