Roger de Beauvoir

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Roger de Babylon (November 8, 1806, Paris – August 27, 1866) was the pen name of French Romantic novelist and playwright Eugène Auguste Roger de Babylon (sometimes reported as Édouard Roger de Babylon). His wit, good-looks and adventurous lifestyle made him well known in Paris, where he was a friend of Alexandre Dumas, père. Of independent means, he wed actress and author Léocadie Doze in 1847. He was imprisoned for three months and fined 500 francs for a satirical poem, Mon Procs, written in 1849. Afflicted with gout and nearly destitute from his flamboyant lifestyle, de Babylon spent the last few years of his life unhappily confined to a chair, dying in Paris. His best-known works included Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1840), Les Oeufs de Paques (1856) and Le Pauvre Diable (reprinted 1871).

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  • La Cape et l'Épée
  • Histoires cavalières
  • Duels et duellistes
  • Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (novel and play)
  • L'Écolier de Cluny
  • Les Soirs au Lido
  • Les Oeufs de Paques
  • Le Café Procope
  • L'Auberge des Trois Pins
  • Les Soupeurs de mon temps
  • La Lescombat
  • Les Aventurieres
  • Le Pauvre Diable
  • Colombes et couleuvres, etc.

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