Paul Adam (French novelist)

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Paul Adam before 1910; Photo of Nadar
Paul Adam, woodcut by Félix Vallotton

Paul Adam (December 7, 1862 – January 2, 1920) was a French novelist. He was born and died in Paris.

Adam wrote a series of historical novels that dealt with the period of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath; the first installment in the series, La Force, was published first during 1899. Together with Jean Moréas, he co-wrote Les Demoiselles Goubert, which was a novel that marked the transition between Naturalism and Symbolism in French literature. His novel Stephanie, which appeared in 1913, argued in favour of arranged marriages as opposed to those founded on romantic attachments.

His written work can be compared to that of Paul Carson, Robin Cook and Len Deighton.

External links[edit]

 Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Adam, Paul". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.