Adolphe Chenevière

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Adolphe Chenevière
Born(1855-01-30)30 January 1855
Died1917 (age 62)
LanguageFrench, Latin
EducationDoctorat ès lettres
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Genrehistorical romance et al.
Subjectliterary criticism
SpouseBlanche Ernestine Augustine Lugol (1865–1911)
  • Jacques Chenevière (1886–1976)
  • André Alfred Chenevière (1888–1888)

Adolphe Chenevière, D.ès.L. (1855–1917) was a fin de siècle Swiss novelist, short story writer, and literary scholar.[1][2]

Adolphe Chenevière was born to Arthur Chenevière (a state counsellor for the canton of Geneva) and Susanne Firmine (née Munier).[2] He earned a doctorate from the University of Paris; his thesis, Bonaventure Des Périers, sa vie, sa poésie, examined the life and poetic works of the 16th-century author Bonaventure des Périers.[3] E. Plon published the thesis in 1885. Having completed his studies, Chenevière married Blanche Ernestine Augustine Lugol.

In 1886, Plon published De Plutarchi Familiaribus, Chenevière's Latin dissertation on Plutarch. Meanwhile, Chenevière and his wife had their first son, Jacques Chenevière, who was born in Paris.[1][4] In 1888, their second son, André Alfred, was born, but he did not survive infancy; Chenevière's mother, too, died that year.[2]

From the late 1880s through the end of the century, he wrote a steady series of novels, including various romances published by Alphonse Lemerre. One of his stories, "Tonton", was translated into English and included in the third volume of the International Short Stories series published by P.F. Collier & Son in 1910.[5] Stratford Magazine republished this translation in their September 1927 issue, ten years after Chenevière's death.


  • Secret amour (1889),
  • Contes d'amour (1890)
  • Jacques l'intrépide (1890)
  • Double faute (1891)
  • Henri Vernol, aimer ou croire? (1892)
  • Honneur de femme (1893)
  • Perle fausse (1894)
  • Quatre femmes (1895)
  • L'Indulgente (1897)
  • Le Roman d'un inquiet (1900)
  • Idylle Rouge (1901)


  1. ^ a b de Pourtalès, Guy; et al. (2006). Correspondances 1: 1909–1918. Geneva: Editions Slatkine. p. 246. ISBN 9782051019910. OCLC 470502591.
  2. ^ a b c "Adolphe Chenevière". GeneaNet. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ des Périers, Bonaventure (1965). "Introduction". Cymbalum Mundi: Four very ancient joyous and facetious poetic dialogues. Translated by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp. New York: Bookman Associates. p. 13. OCLC 229946820.
  4. ^ Meylan, Jean–Pierre (1969). La Revue de Genève: miroir des lettres europeenes, 1920–1930. Geneva: Librairie Droz. p. 34. ISBN 978-2-600-03493-7. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  5. ^ Ten Eyck Firkins, Ina, ed. (1915). Index to Short Stories. White Plains: H. W. Wilson Company. p. 50. OCLC 487742. Retrieved 23 January 2014.

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