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Bluebeard,

nickname of the chevalier Raoul in a story by Charles Perrault. In the story Bluebeard's seventh wife, Fatima, yielding to curiosity, opens a locked door and discovers the slain bodies of her predecessors. She is saved from death by the timely arrival of her brothers, for whose coming her sister Anne has been watching from a tower. Breton tradition links Bluebeard with the seigneur de Retz, but the story occurs in the folklore of several countries.

Bluebeard

closets away bodies of former wives. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Harvey, 97–98]
See: Murder

Bluebeard

(Henri Désiré Landru, 1869–1922) executed for murders of ten women (1915–18). [Fr. Hist.: EB (1972), XIII, 661
See: Murder

Bluebeard

chevalier slays his six wives; seventh evades similar fate. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Harvey, 96–97]

Bluebeard

murders six wives; a personification of wickedness. [Fr. Lit.: Walsh Classical, 58]
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9) Gilles de Rais fought alongside Joan of Arc at Orleans and Paris in 1429.
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Por eso es relevante que dedicara uno de sus libros historicos a uno de los mas grandes monstruos franceses: Gilles de Rais (Le proces de Gilles de Rais, 1955), y que se interesara por la obra de Nietzsche y Sade.
Thompson traces the presence of these preoccupations in Stendhal's earlier works, their resurgence from 1835 onwards in La Vie de Henry Brulard (the repressive father), Les Cenci and Memoires d'un touriste (Francois Cenci and Gilles de Rais, two variants on Don Juan), and their persistence after Lamiel in the contrasting texts of Don Pardo and Les Privileges.
El libro Gilles de Rais fue victima de esta decision.
25), Gilles de Rais fue companero de armas de Juana de Arco.
Han caido ultimamente en nuestras manos tres textos sobre un noble frances de la baja edad media llamado Gilles de Rais.
Antes de abordar el nucleo del libro de Tournier, presentaremos brevemente a Gilles de Rais.
No olvidar que las tomas de contacto oficiales con lo desconocido siempro terminan con un negocio, como en Lourdes, o con asalto de la policia, como en Gilles de Rais.
Dos hombres, a lo largo de nuestra desgarrada historia, se presentan con horrible claridad: Judas y Gilles de Rais.