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The Double Star and Other Occult Fantasies

by Jane de la Vaudere

Other authors: Brian Stableford (Translator)

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Jane de La Vaud re was one of the most unusual writers of the fin de si cle, renowned both for her scandalously scabrous Parisian novels, and her accounts of moeurs antiques, some of which--notably Le Myst re de Kama (1901)--set new standards of excess.Presented here is her first volume of short stories to be available in English, superbly translated by Brian Stableford: nine extravagant tales of hypnotism and magic, reincarnation and vengeance, animal tamers and necrophilia. Sublimely Gothic, exquisitely hallucinatory, these strange, fatalistic pieces by La Vaud re are surely a landmark in the annals of the fantastic.… (more)
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Jane de La Vaud re was one of the most unusual writers of the fin de si cle, renowned both for her scandalously scabrous Parisian novels, and her accounts of moeurs antiques, some of which--notably Le Myst re de Kama (1901)--set new standards of excess.Presented here is her first volume of short stories to be available in English, superbly translated by Brian Stableford: nine extravagant tales of hypnotism and magic, reincarnation and vengeance, animal tamers and necrophilia. Sublimely Gothic, exquisitely hallucinatory, these strange, fatalistic pieces by La Vaud re are surely a landmark in the annals of the fantastic.

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