King Candaules - Théophile Gautier

King Candaules

By Théophile Gautier

  • Release Date: 1872-01-01
  • Genre: Histoire


The King Candaules marries the beautiful Nyssia, who is extremely modest and won't let anyone see her face other than the king and her maidservants. King Candaules is desperate for someone else to see his wife and share the secret of her beauty. However Nyssia is adamant she won't let anyone else see her. Candaules hatches a plot and arranges for his bodyguard Gyges to hide in his bedchamber so he can watch her undress at night before she retires to bed. However Nyssia observes Gyges spying on her and is not amused. So she plans a deadly revenge.