Confessions of a Journeyman Typesetter by Gérard de Nerval
Approx. 49,100 words.
Published on July 24, 2012 by
Author, printer, and libertine Rétif de la Bretonne ("the French pornographer") was among the most eccentric public figures of eighteenth-century France. Gérard de Nerval, drawn to such eccentrics, examines the life of the extraordinary man whose work the 1911 Britannica deems "unfit for general perusal."