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Judith Gautier (1845–1917)

Gautier, Judith (gō-tyā’). A French novelist, poet, and miscellaneous writer, daughter of Théophile Gautier and Carlotta Grisi, the famous Italian singer; born in Paris, 1845; died in 1917. She married Catulle Mendès, but was divorced. When quite young she learned Chinese from a mandarin, a guest of her father, and evinced great interest in the Oriental languages and literature. Her first work, under the name “Judith Walther,” was ‘The Book of Jade’ (1867), a collection of prose and verse translated from the Chinese; it was followed by ‘The Imperial Dragon’ (1869), a Chinese romance, signed “Judith Mendès”; ‘The Usurper,’ a Japanese romance, crowned by the French Academy in 1875; ‘Lucienne’ (1877); ‘The Cruelties of Love’ (1878); ‘Isoline’ (1881); ‘Poems of the Dragon Fly’ (1884), adapted from the Japanese; ‘Potiphar’s Wife’ (1884), a Persian romance; ‘The Merchant of Smiles’ (1888), a drama adapted from the Chinese; ‘The Marriage of Frugal’ (1888), a lyric poem; ‘The Contemporaneous’ (1901).