Théophile Gautier





Théophile Gautier


Born
in Tarbes, France
August 30, 1811

Died
October 23, 1872

Genre

Influences


Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic. In the 1830 Revolution, he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenné district of Paris, living a rather pleasant bohemian life. He began writing poetry as early as 1826 but the majority of his life was spent as a contributor to various journals, mainly for La Presse, which also gave him the opportunity for foreign travel and meeting many influential contacts in high society and in the world of the arts, which inspired many of his writings including Voyage en Espagne (1843), Trésors d'Art de la Russie (1858), and Voyage en Russie (1867). He was a celebrated abandonnée of the Romantic Ballet, writing several scenarios, the most ...more

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Polls

January 2017 Old School Classic Poll

Ivanhoe by Walter Scott, 544 pages, 1819
 
  56 votes, 22.9%

 
  48 votes, 19.6%

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 464 pages, 1842
 
  42 votes, 17.1%

 
  27 votes, 11.0%

 
  24 votes, 9.8%

Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac, 200 pages, 1833
 
  17 votes, 6.9%

The Red and the Black by Stendhal, 608 pages, 1830
 
  13 votes, 5.3%

Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov, 567 pages, 1859
 
  10 votes, 4.1%

 
  8 votes, 3.3%

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