Hauteclaire

Hauteclaire

Oliver’s trusty sabre. [Fr. Lit.: The Song of Roland]
See: Sword
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(6) In addition to Roland's "Durendal," several swords are named in The Song of Roland: Charlemagne's "Joyeuse," Oliver's "Hauteclaire," Turpin's "Almace," to cite a few.
Entre elas, encontram-se Martyre, prenome da Madame de Mendoze (Une vieille maftresse, 1851), que sera martirizada por Rino; Jeanne de Feuardent (L'ensorcellee, 1854), queimada em seu braseiro; o tortuoso doutor Torty; a bela e impetuosa Hauteclaire Stassin, que se rebaixou na obscuridade; Rochefort, que e duplamente forte (nas novelas de Les Diaboliques, 1874), etc.
Hauteclaire, heroine of the short story "Le Bonheur dans le crime" is--like many protagonists in Les Diaboliques--a master of deception and disguise.
Se laissait-il plutot aimer par Hauteclaire, plus aimer par elle qu'il ne l'aimait?
Hauteclaire in "Le bonheur dans le crime" is for example "toujours plus ou moins cache" either by the dark mesh of her fencing helmet or by "la dentelle de son voile noir" (2: 94).
Sanchez Moreno, Juan Manuel, "Valle-Inclan y Barbey d'Aurevilly, imagenes femeninas en sus obras Les diaboliques y Femeninas, Hauteclaire y Nina Chole, mujeres esfinge", en F.
Characters like Hauteclaire and Savigny are elusive, but share an undying passion of mythic proportion (the narrator refers to them as "Philemon et Baucis," 2:87) which endows them with a sense of permanence.
He explains to the narrator why Hauteclaire and Savigny never had children, "Le feu,--qui devore,--consume et ne produit pas" (127).