Villiers de l'Isle Adam
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Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste, comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (November 7, 1838 – August 19, 1889) was a French symbolist writer.


Villiers' works, in the romantic style, are often fantastic in plot and filled with mystery and horror. Important among them are the drama Axel (1890), the novel L'Ève future ("Tomorrow's Eve") (1886), and the short-story collection, Contes cruels (1883, tr. Sardonic Tales, 1927). L'Ève future greatly helped to popularize the term "Android" (Andréide in French).

Of his works, H.P.Lovecraft was very fond of the story A Torture by Hope .