Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1822-1889) French author, prolific in various genres from around 1844, well known for polemical satires as by Ferragus which targeted both the political left and right. Of sf interest are the tales assembled in Le Prince Bonifacio; La dame blanche de Bade; Le petit homme rouge; Le démon du laco (coll 1864; trans Brian Stableford with added stories as Prince Bonifacio and Other Stories coll 2013). "Le Prince Bonifacio" (in L'Isle des Rêves, coll 1860) is in part a political Satire, told with the concision of the conte philosophique as shaped by Voltaire, and in part a spoof diatribe against Mad Scientists, featuring scenes involving a disembodied brain. [JC]
born Troyes, Aube, France: 7 March 1822
died Paris: 16 April 1889
- Le Prince Bonifacio; La dame blanche de Bade; Le petit homme rouge; Le démon du laco (Paris: J Hetzel et A Lacroix, 1864) [coll: binding unknown/]
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