Roger de Beauvoir

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Roger de Beauvoir
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Born (1806-11-08)8 November 1806
Paris
Died 27 August 1866(1866-08-27) (aged 59)
Nationality French
Occupation writer
Spouse(s) Léocadie Doze

Roger de Beauvoir (8 November 1806, Paris – 27 August 1866) was the pen name of French Romantic novelist and playwright Eugène Auguste Roger de Bully.

Life[edit]

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, he spent the last few years of his life unhappily confined to a chair, dying in Paris. [1]

His best-known works included Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1840), Les Oeufs de Paques (1856) and Le Pauvre Diable (reprinted 1871).

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Beauvoir, Roger de". Encyclopædia Britannica 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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