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For Reading in the Bath

by Catulle Mendes
translated by Brian Stableford

Short Stories

For Reading in the Bath, here presented in English for the first time in a delightful translation by Brian Stableford, is one of a number of risqué collections of ultra-short fiction produced by Catulle Mendès (1841-1909) during the fin de siècle. Always poetic, often perverse, and sometimes even chaste, these highly amusing, masterfully constructed tales of amour and immorality, featuring a large cast of Parisian characters, including the ubiquitous Valentin and the many women he pursues, are confections of great artistry that will be happily savored by anyone with a longing for suggestive treats.

Cover by Ephraim Moshe Lilien

Published by Snuggly Books in April 2019
ISBN: 978-1-943813-88-9

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