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A translation of 'Le Diable amoureux' of Jacques Cazotte.
London : printed for the translator; and sold by Hookham and Carpenter; and Mayler, Bath, 1793. vii,,170p. ; 12°
Jacques Cazotte (1719-1792) studied law, qualifying in 1740 and went to Paris to work for the Admiralty. A posting to Martinique ruined his health and he retired from the Admiralty to France. He wrote several novels but the only one still read is The Devil in Love. La Harpe's Jacques Cazotte Prophecy, in which he is credited in predicting The French Revolution appears in The Dedalus Book of French Horror.
Judith Landry was educated at Somerville College, Oxford where she obtained a first class honours degree in French and Italian. She combines a career as a translator of works of fiction, art and architecture with part-time teaching. Her translations for Dedalus are: The House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga,The Devil in Love by Jacques Cazotte,Prague Noir:The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague by Sylvie Germain, Smarra & Trilby by Charles Nodier and New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani for Dedalus.
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