Entry updated 9 August 2021. Tagged: Author.
(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 2014) 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
works (highly selected)
- La ville enchantée, voyage au Lac Tanganyika (Tours, France: Alfred Mame and Son, 1885) as by Prévost-Duclos [binding unknown/]
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