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Satanism, Magic and Mysticism in Fin-de-siècle France


Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Robert Ziegler
    Pages 1-14
  3. Robert Ziegler
    Pages 15-49
  4. Robert Ziegler
    Pages 50-73
  5. Robert Ziegler
    Pages 74-115
  6. Robert Ziegler
    Pages 116-181
  7. Robert Ziegler
    Pages 182-195
  8. Robert Ziegler
    Pages 196-209
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 210-229

About this book


An interdisciplinary study of the supernatural and the occult in fin-de-siècle France (1870-1914), the present volume examines the explosion of interest in devil-worship, magic and mysticism both from an historical perspective and through analysis of key literary works of the period.


France interdisciplinary miracle mysticism occult present

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of MontanaUSA

About the authors

ROBERT ZIEGLER is professor of Liberal Studies at Montana Tech, USA. He has published widely on turn-of-the century French literature and French Decadence, and is the author of four books on the fin de siècle: Beauty Raises the Dead (2001), selected as a Choice outstanding academic book, The Mirror of Divinity: The World and Creation in J.-K. Huysmans (2004), The Nothing Machine: The Fiction of Octave Mirbeau (2007), and Asymptote: An Approach to Decadent Fiction (2009).

Bibliographic information


'...a trove of enticing parts.' - Scott D. Carpenter, Carleton College, French Studies