Translated by Hamish Miles
Scanned into the electronic domain by Larry Roberts.
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The following five stories are from the collection of Villiers' stories Contes Cruels (Cruel Tales, also known as Sardonic Tales.) The sixth is from Nouveaux Contes Cruels.
The Desire to be a Man
The Secret of the Old Music
Olympe and Henriette
A Torture by Hope (translated by M. P. Shiel)
Illustrations from A Torture by Hope (from the original publication in The Strand, courtesy John D. Squires.)
Illustration 1, Illustration 2, Illustration 3, Illustration 4.
Essays by James Huneker on the subject of
Villiers de l'Isle-Adam:
Villiers de l'Isle-Adam by James Huneker
The Magic Lantern by James Huneker
By the way, I have an odd volume (#2) of Huneker's Steeplejack. Let me know if you have an orphaned copy of Vol 1.
Essay by Arthur Symons on Villiers de l'Isle-Adam
The grave in Le Pere Lachaise of Villiers de l'Isle Adam.
Page on a film based on Villiers' Axel.
Gallica, an on-line French Library, has information and I believe some text by VIlliers.
Page based in Japan with French texts of writing by Villiers de l'Isle Adam
Page based in Italy with French texts of writing by Villiers de l'Isle Adam [page seems to be gone -- try looking at www.archive.org with its url.]
More French texts by Villiers
Pictures of Villiers
Reference to The Aesthetics of Artifice a book about Villiers' novel l'Eve Future. (search for title on site.)