Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym of French military pilot and author Marc Edmond de Lafargue (? -? ), used for a Future War novel, Haut les ailes! Carnet de route d'un officier aviateur pendant la guerre de 19– (1914; trans Bernard Miall as With Wings Outspread: A Romance of the War of 1920 1915): presumably because the book was written (and perhaps released) before World War One began, the action focuses in the French version on the exploits of a French aviator, who kills the Kaiser. This conflict between France and Germany, also featuring the use of advanced Zeppelins (see Airships), is dated 1920 in the English-language edition, where Lafargue's pseudonym is given as Gouvrieux. He is apparently not the French poet Marc Lafargue (1876-1927). [JC]
Marc Edmond de Lafargue
- Haut les ailes! Carnet de route d'un officier aviateur pendant la guerre de 19– (Paris: Pierre Lafitte, 1914) [binding unknown/]
- With Wings Outspread: A Romance of the War of 1920 (London: William Heinemann, 1915) [trans by Bernard Miall of the above: hb/]
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