Mademoiselle de Maupin
Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier (1811-1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic. Gautier's work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amydross - LibraryThing
Totally awesome story of the strange love triangle between a man, a woman, and a woman disguised as a man. Gautier indulges altogether too much in endless, elaborate descriptions, but the scenario is a sexy, fun, and fascinating look at 19th century views of gender and sexuality. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ocgreg34 - LibraryThing
In a series of letters to his friend Silvio, the Chevalier d'Albert describes what would be the perfect woman for him and why he's in such desperate need to find himself a mistress. Unfortunately ... Read full review