PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Cover illustration: Claudia Andrei
In Les Diaboliques there are six tales of female temptresses - she-devils - in which horror and the wild Normandy countryside combine to send a shiver down the spine of the reader. First published in 1874 Les Diaboliques caused an uproar and all copies of the book were seized on the orders of the Ministry of Justice as the book was a danger to public morality. Scandal made the book an immediate success. It is now regarded as a classic and is studied in French schools.
Les Diaboliques will appeal to readers of decadent and Gothic fiction especially to those who like femmes fatales in their novels.