CHAPTER I. CASTLE MISERY
Upon the southern slope of one of those barren hills
that rise abruptly here and there in the desolate
expanse of the Landes, in South-western France, stood,
in the reign of L...
Théophile Gautier was one of the best known and most highly respected literary personalities in France in the nineteenth century. Among writers of the time, he counted as friends Victor Hugo, A...