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Vernon Lee

Writer Violet Paget, raised by unconventional British parents in the south of France, was an engaged feminist who always dressed à la garçonne. She was also an extreme pacifist, held in suspense in England for the duration of the Great European Civil War to stifle her dangerous creativity and muzzle her outspoken voice. Her booksContinue reading “Vernon Lee”

Gaston Leroux

Leroux was the author of such great classics of French literature as The Mystery of the Yellow Room and The Phantom of the Opera. He died tragically of an acute urinary infection before he could enjoy the full fruits of his enormous and lasting success as the creator (or rather popularizer) of the Opera Ghost.Continue reading “Gaston Leroux”

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