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The epitome of symbolist drama. "Count Villiers de I'lsle-Adam", wrote Yeats, "swept together words behind which glimmered a spiritual and passionate mood, as the flame glimmers behind the dusky blue and red glass in an Eastern lamp". Paralleling the author's own metaphysical studies (which moved from occultism to more orthodox idealisms and back to Catholicism), these positions were examined by his characters. Each is rejected, and it is with the dramatic discovery of the highest ideal that the work ends.

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Hardback Editions

September 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Axel
Author(s): Auguste Villiers De L'Isle- Adam
ISBN: 0-85105-172-3 / 978-0-85105-172-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dolmen Press
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January 1970 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Axel (New Library of French Classics)
Author(s): Auguste Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
ISBN: 0-13-055236-4 / 978-0-13-055236-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prentice-Hall
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1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Axel
Author(s): Jean de Villiers de L'Isle Adam
ISBN: 0-19-647518-X / 978-0-19-647518-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Dolmen Press Limited
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Paperback Editions

June 1970 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Axel
Author(s): Auguste Villiers De L'Isle- Adam
ISBN: 0-948166-05-3 / 978-0-948166-05-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soho Book
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