The Quest for Fire

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Quest for Fire
First US edition
AuthorJ.-H. Rosny
Original titleLa Guerre du feu
TranslatorH Talbott
IllustratorJ. O. Bercher
GenreHistorical, Adventure novel
PublisherPantheon Books (US)
Publication date
Published in English
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
ISBN0-14-006434-6 (UK Eng. trans.) & ISBN 0-345-30067-X (US Eng. trans.)

The Quest for Fire (French: La Guerre du feu) is a 1911 Belgian novel by "J.-H. Rosny", the pseudonym of two brothers; the author was likely the elder of the two, Joseph Henri Honoré Boex (1856–1940).[1] It was first published in English in 1967.

It was made into a feature film of the same name in 1981. The film stars Ron Perlman, Rae Dawn Chong and Everett McGill.


  1. ^ According to the dust jacket of a 1967 edition [1] it was the older brother of the Rosny brothers who was author.