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Lemaître, Jules

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1853-1914) French dramatist, critic and author whose Les Rois (1893; trans Belle M Sherman as Prince Hermann Regent 1893; new trans Ernest Tristan and G F Monkshood Their Majesties the Kings 1909) is a Near Future tale set in 1900 in the Ruritanian kingdom of Alfaine, the story detailing an increasingly melancholy sequence of abdications that climaxes in a revolution. [JC]

François Élie Jules Lemaître

born Vwennecy, Loiret, France: 27 April 1853

died Tavers, Loiret, France: 4 August 1914

works (highly selected)

  • Les Rois (Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1893) [pb/]
    • Prince Hermann Regent (New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1893) [trans by Belle M Sherman of the above: in the publisher's Sunshine Series: pb/]
    • Their Majesties the Kings (London: Greening, 1909) [new trans by Ernest Tristan and G F Monkshood of the above: in the publisher's Lotus Library series: hb/]


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