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Stories by Catulle Mendès

Stories by Catulle Mendès

We first came across a reference to this author in Max Beerbohm's Enoch Soames, where the title character's stories were described as "like a story by Catulle Mendès in which the translator had either skipped or cut out every alternate sentence." Mendès was a French writer who lived 1841-1909, and wrote prolifically, producing plays, poems, short stories and novels. The stories included fairy tales and fables, wry parables about love, accounts of crime and the uncanny. Very popular at the time, he is now mostly forgotten, and it turned out to be difficult to find any of his work in English. We have managed to track some down: here they are.


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Enoch Soames by Max Beerbohm

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