Hennebert, Eugène

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(1826-1896) French soldier, military historian and author, who wrote under various names, including some early nonfiction as by Major H de Sarrepont before leaving the army, and fiction as by Prévost-Duclos, including one novel of some Lost Race interest, La ville enchantée, voyage au Lac Tanganyika (1885; trans Brian Stableford under author's real name as The Enchanted City: A Voyage to Lake Tanganyika 2015) as by Prévost-Duclos. Written under the clear influence of Jules Verne, whom the author in fact consulted about his tale, The Enchanted City describes a Fantastic Voyage, partly conducted Underground, in search of the ancient City of Kisimbasimba; once they have uncovered and laid siege to it, the European protagonists of the tale, utilizing their command of science, demonstrate the virtues of Imperialism. [JC]

Lieutenant-Colonel Eugène Hennebert

born Beauvais, Picardy, France: 19 July 1826

died Versailles, France: 5 June 1896

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