The Succubus (short story)

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“The Succubus” (French: “Le Succube”) is an 1837 short story by Honoré de Balzac, from Les Contes drolatiques, about the 1271 trial of a succubus disguised as a woman.[1][2]


  1. ^ Professor Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters 1472400607 2014 "The story attempts to redeem the main character of the Greek myth (Philostratus's version) described above. It was followed by Honoré de Balzac's short story, “The Succubus” (1837), about the 1271 trial of a succubus disguised as a woman."
  2. ^ Stephen Vizinczey Truth and Lies in Literature: Essays and Reviews 1988 0226858847 Page 95 "In Balzac's Succubus a strikingly normal if beautiful girl is seen as merely appearing like a normal woman. She can explain convincingly that she has no dealings with the Devil - but this too proves that she is a succubus (a demon in female ..."

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