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King Candaules

By: Theophile Gautier
Published By: Double9 Books
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"King Candaules" by Théophile Gautier, a gem of French literature, transports readers to the lavish courts of ancient Lydia, where intrigue, passion, and betrayal unfold in a tapestry of opulence and decadence. Gautier's narrative skillfully navigates the depths of human nature, delving into the complexities of desire, power, and ambition. Set against the backdrop of a kingdom teeming with political machinations and clandestine affairs, the story unfolds with mesmerizing exploration of love's transformative force and the consequences of unchecked ambition. Through vivid prose, Gautier captures the essence of ancient Lydia, immersing readers in a world of lavish feasts, intricate court politics, and simmering tensions. As the plot thickens, themes of betrayal and loyalty intertwine, revealing the fragile balance between desire and duty. "King Candaules" stands as a testament to Gautier's mastery of storytelling, offering a captivating blend of romance, suspense, and profound insight into the human condition. With each turn of the page, readers are drawn deeper into a realm where passion reigns supreme, and the pursuit of power comes at a perilous price.

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Theophile Gautier

Théophile Gautier, a master of French literature, presents his captivating tale "King Candaules" with unparalleled artistry and depth. In this masterpiece, Gautier weaves a rich tapestry of intrigue, passion, and betrayal set against the backdrop of ancient Lydia. Through vivid prose and meticulous attention to detail, he transports readers to a world of opulence and decadence, where the boundaries between desire and power blur. "King Candaules" stands as a testament to Gautier's skillful storytelling and his ability to explore the complexities of human nature with nuance and sophistication. As readers delve into the pages of this timeless work, they are swept away on a journey of discovery and introspection, confronted by the timeless themes of love, ambition, and the consequences of unchecked desire. Gautier's exploration of these themes resonates across centuries, offering insights that remain as relevant today as they were in the world of ancient Lydia. "King Candaules" is not merely a novel but a profound exploration of the human condition, penned by one of literature's most esteemed visionaries.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 50pages
  • ISBN-10: 936276380X
  • ISBN-13: 9789362763808
  • Item Weight: 65g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.28mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary