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Marbo, Camille

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of French journalist, editor and author Marguerite Appell Borel (1883-1969), awarded the Prix Femina in 1913 for her first novel, La Statue voilée ["The Veiled Statue"] (1913). In her sf novel, Le survivant (1918; trans Frank Hunter Potter as The Man Who Survived 1918), a soldier fatally wounded in the first days of World War One awakens to discover he has suffered Identity Transfer with his best friend, and so survives. The novel then moves into soap opera territory. [JC]

Marguerite Appell Borel

born 11 April 1883

died St-Affrique, Aveyron, France: 5 February 1969


  • Le survivant (Paris: A Fayard, 1918) [binding unknown/]
    • The Man Who Survived (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1918) [trans by Frank Hunter Potter of the above: hb/R K Ryland]


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