Alphonse Toussenel

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Alphonse Toussenel

Alphonse Toussenel (March 17, 1803 - April 30, 1885) was a French naturalist, writer and journalist born in Montreuil-Bellay, a small meadows commune of Angers; he died in Paris on April 30, 1885.

A utopian socialist and a disciple of Charles Fourier, he was anglophobic and anti-semitic. He was at one time editor-in-chief of the newspaper La Paix, and his studies of natural history served as a vehicle for his political ideas. He was also the brother of teacher and translator Théodore Toussenel.

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  • Les Juifs, rois de l'époque : histoire de la féodalité financière (1847)
  • L'Esprit des bêtes. Vénerie française et zoologie passionnelle (1847)
  • Travail et fainéantise, programme démocratique (1849)
  • L'Esprit des bêtes. Le monde des oiseaux, ornithologie passionnelle (1853–55)
  • Tristia, histoire des misères et des fléaux de la chasse de France (1863)

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