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Jullian, Philippe; Haylock, John (trans.); King, Francis (trans.)

Prince of Aesthetes: Count Robert De Montesquiou, 1855-1921

Prince of Aesthetes: Count Robert De Montesquiou, 1855-1921

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New York: Viking Press, 1968. First Edition. 288 pages: illustrations, portraits; 22 cm; index. Nice copy. Very good(+) to near fine(-) with small neat personal owner signature to front endpaper and edges faintly foxed; in a near fine(+) price-clipped jacket in archival mylar. Hardcover.

Contents: Introduction -- The upper crust -- The child of his grandmothers -- A much admired young man -- Des esseintes -- Seraphitus -- The Japanese of Passy -- Poetic shopping -- Picture of Dorian Gray -- The mauve peril -- The poet's teachers -- The poet -- 'Marie-Antoinette pensive, and Louis XIV knowing' -- A professor of beauty -- A piano, a cane and some swords -- Nineteen hundred -- The pavilion of the muses -- The peacock and his sorrows -- The hero and the dancing girl -- The palace of quarrels -- The Plato of Vésinet -- Hour-glasses and tear-bottles -- St Charlus. ¶

Decadence (Literary movement) -- France. Aestheticism (Literature) Dandies -- France -- Biography. Écrivains français -- 20e siècle -- Biographies. Décadentisme -- France. Esthétisme (Littérature) Dandys -- France -- Biographies. Aestheticism (Literature) Authors, French. Dandies. Decadence (Literary movement) Named Person: Montesquiou-Fézensac, Robert, comte de, 1855-1921. Montesquiou-Fézensac, Robert, comte de, 1855-1921. Biographies. Biographies. Biographies. Time: 1900-1999 Geographic: France. Class Descriptors: LC: PQ2625.O39; Dewey: 841/.9/12; B Responsibility: Philippe Jullian; translated from the French by John Haylock and Francis King. Jullian, Philippe, author. Haylock, John, translator. King, Francis, 1904-; translator.

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