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Judith Gautier (25 August 1845, Paris – 26 December 1917) was a French poet and historical novelist, the daughter of Théophile Gautier and Ernesta Grisi, sister of the noted singer and ballet dancer Carlotta Grisi. She was married to Catulle Mendès, but soon separated from him, had a brief affair with the composer Richard Wagner during the late summer of 1876; then married Pierre Loti, the famous novelist, in 1913, with whom she had collaborated in a play, La fille du ciel (1912; English, "The Daughter of Heaven"), translated and produced under their personal supervision at The New Theatre, New York City. She was an Oriental scholar and her works dealt mainly with Chinese and Japanese themes. She was a member of the Académie Goncourt (1910–1917).
Among her works are:
- Le dragon impérial (1869)
- L'Usurpateur (1875)
- Isoline et La Fleur-Serpent (1882) (translated by Brian Stableford as Isoline and the Serpent-Flower (2013), ISBN 978-1-61227-152-1)
- Les princesses d'amours (Paris, 1900)
- Le collier des jours (Paris, 1902)
- Mémoires d'un éléphant blanc (Legend of the White Elephant), illustrations by Alphons Mucha (children's book)
- Koyama-Richard (2007). Le Japon et la Chine dans les œuvres de Judith Gautier (Reprod. en fac-similé ed.). Tokyo: Edition Synapse. ISBN 978-4-86166-037-5.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.