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ISBN 978-0-8101-6038-5
Publication Date
October 1997
Page Count
145 pages
Trim Size
5 3/4 x 8 3/4


The Adventure of Catherine Crachat: I
Pierre Jean Jouve

A masterpiece of erotic fiction and psychological study, Hecate is the first of two novels tracing the carnal and emotional liaisons of Catherine Crachat, a Parisian actress.

Hecate recounts the debaucheries and betrayals of a vicious love triangle: Catherine and her young lover, Pierre, part ways in Paris, onto be drawn separately to Vienna and into a web of lust and intrigue spun by the Baroness Fanny Felicitas Hohenstein. Desired by both Fanny and Pierre, Catherine must choose between joining the threesome, or losing both friend and former lover. When Fanny and Pierre die, however, she is forced to explore the intersection of love, hatred, and spiritual striving that threaten her very identity.

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About the Author

Pierre Jean Jouve (1887, Arras, Pas-de-Calais - 1976) was a French writer, novelist and poet.

"Jouve [is] a master of erotic writing." --Louis Begley, New York Times Book Review
"Tumid, atmospheric, frankly psychological, the novels breathe with ardor." --Chicago Tribune

"[Jouve] takes as his primary theme the interrelatedness of love and death, viewed here with a decidedly Freudian slant."
Library Journal