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Publisher: Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire.: 2018.
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Seller ID: 44860
Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
First published in France in 1798, this is the first english text, translated (with a 14-page introduction) by Erik Butler of a minor classic of the French Gothic. It concerns a noble young mother buffeted by misfortune, flying from one disaster to the next, only to fall victim, time and again, to seemingly supernatural depravity. . . . in the course of her adventures, Pauliska traverses the greater part of Europe and winds up in the clutches of mad scientists, libertines, political conspirators, smugglers, counterfeiters, and more. Pauliska is very much a part of the roman noir genre, which ... View more info