Léon Hennique

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Léon Hennique.

Léon Hennique (4 November 1850 – 25 December 1935) was a French naturalistic novelist and playwright.

Life[edit]

Léon Hennique, born in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, was the son of the naval infantry officer Agathon Hennique. He became a naturalist novelist and dramatist. He studied painting, but after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 devoted himself to literature. he was a friend of Émile Zola, but broke with him over the Dreyfus Affair. His daughter was the symbolist poet Nicolette Hennique. He died in Paris on 25 December 1935.[1]

Works[edit]

Novels

  • La Dévouée (1878)
  • L'Accident de M. Hébert (1883)
  • Pœuf (1887)
  • Un Caractère (1889)
  • Minnie Brandon (1899)

Plays

  • L'Empereur Dassoucy (1879)
  • Pierrot sceptique (with Joris-Karl Huysmans, 1881)
  • Jacques Damour (1887)
  • Esther Brandès (1887)
  • La Mort du duc d'Enghien (1888)
  • Amour (1890)
  • La Menteuse (1892)
  • L'Argent d'autrui (1893)
  • Deux Patries (1895)
  • La Petite Paroisse (with Alphonse Daudet, 1895)
  • Jarnac (with Johannès Gravier, 1909)

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