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Claretie, Jules

Entry updated 27 September 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1840-1913) French theatre director, drama critic and author, prolific as novelist and playwright; of sf interest is L'Obsession (Moi et l'Autre) (1908; trans Brian Stableford as Obsession 2013), whose protagonist's Identity is split in two, the divided personalities distinct along lines most vividly demarcated in Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) (see Doppelgangers). A Mad Scientist offers to cure him through his Invention of a mind-reading device (see psionics). [JC]

Jules Arsène Arnaud Claretie

born Limoges, France: 3 December 1840

died Paris: 23 December 1913

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