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Théophile Gautier (1811–1872)

Gautier, Théophile. A French poet, critic, and novelist; born in Tarbes, Hautes Pyrénées, Aug. 31, 1811; died near Paris, Dec. 23, 1872. His works include: ‘Poems’ (1830); ‘Albertus’ (1833); ‘Young France’ (1833); ‘Mademoiselle de Maupin’ (1835). His best work as a critic is the ‘History of Romanticism’ (1854). As a result of his travels he wrote: ‘A Journey in Spain’ (1843); ‘Italy’ (1852); ‘Constantinople’ (1854); etc.; also the novels: ‘Miltona’ (1847); ‘Arria Marcella’ (1852); etc. Other stories are: ‘The Golden Fleece’; ‘Beautiful Jenny’; ‘Mademoiselle Dafne’; ‘Omphale’; ‘The Little Dog of the Marquise’; ‘The Nest of Nightingales’ (1833); ‘The Loving Dead’ (1836); ‘The Chain of Gold’; ‘A Night of Cleopatra’s’ (1845); ‘Jean and Jeannette’ (1846); ‘The Tiger Skin’ (1864–65); ‘Spirite’ (1866); etc. For the stage he wrote: ‘Posthumus Pierrot’ (1845); ‘The Jewess of Constantine’ (1846); ‘Look but Do not Touch’ (1847); etc. His works of pure fantasy are: ‘Avatar’; ‘A Year of the Devil’ (1839); and themes for ballets. Some of his poems have been collected under the title of ‘The Comedy of Death.’ On art he wrote: ‘Modern Art’ (1852); ‘The Arts in Europe’ (1852); etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).