Jean Lorrain





Jean Lorrain


Born
in France
August 29, 1855

Died
June 30, 1906

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Jean Lorrain, born Paul Duval, was a French poet and novelist of the Symbolist school.

Lorrain was a dedicated disciple of dandyism, and openly gay. Lorrain wrote a number of collections of verse, including La forêt bleue (1883) and L'ombre ardente, (1897). He is also remembered for his decadent novels and short stories, such as Monsieur de Phocas (1901) and Histoires des masques (1900), as well as for one of his best novels, Sonyeuse, which he links to portraits exhibited by Antonio de La Gandara in 1893.

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Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker

3.98 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1895 — 11 editions
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Monsieur De Phocas

4.36 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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Princesses d'ivoire et d'iv...

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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La Mandragore

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3.62 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1899 — 3 editions
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O Senhor de Bougrelon

3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1897 — 6 editions
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Histoires De Masques

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1900 — 3 editions
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Les Noronsoff

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El maleficio

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Le Crime des Riches

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1905 — 4 editions
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Maison Pour Dames

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1989
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