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La Veille D'armes


By Claude Farrere
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Claude Farrère (Lyon, April 27, 1876 – Paris, June 21, 1957) was a prolific French author of novels set in such exotic locations as Istanbul, Saigon, and Nagasaki. One of his novels, Les civilisés ("The Civilized Ones") won the Prix Goncourt in 1905. He was elected for a chair at the Académie Française on March 28, 1935. Initially, however, he followed the footsteps of his father, an infantry colonel who served in the French colonies; entering the naval academy in 1894, he was made lieutenant in 1906 and was promoted to captain in 1918. He resigned the following year to concentrate on his writing career.

Some of Farrère's novels were published internationally under his real name, Frédéric-Charles Bargone.

Perplexingly, his works have fallen out of favor with much of the French-speaking world. To date, fewer than five websites on the World Wide Web offer his works, and fewer than 100 websites give him even a cursory mention.

Bibliography

  • Le Cyclone (1902)
  • Fumée d'opium (1904, "Black Opium"), ISBN 2909052133
  • Les Civilisés (1905, "The Civilized Ones"), ISBN 2909052168
  • L'homme qui assassina (1906, "The Man Who Killed")
  • Pour vaincre la mer (1906)
  • Mademoiselle Dax, jeune fille (1907)
  • Trois hommes et deux femmes (1909)
  • La Bataille (1909, "The Battle")
  • Les petites alliées (1910), ISBN 2862760390
  • Thomas l'Agnelet (1911, "Thomas the Lambkin"), ISBN 2869595514
  • La maison des hommes vivants (1911, "The House of Secrets"), ISBN 2277300926
  • Dix-sept histoires de marins (1914)
  • Quatorze histoires de soldats (1916)
  • La veillée d'armes (1917, with L. Népoty)
  • La dernière déesse (1920, "The Last Goddess")
  • Les condamnés à mort (1920, "Useless Hands")
  • Roxelane (1920)
  • La vieille histoire (1920)
  • Bêtes et gens qui s'aimèrent (1920)
  • Croquis d'Extrême-Orient (1921)
  • L'extraordinaire aventure d'Achmet Pacha Djemaleddine (1921)
  • Contes d'Outre-Mer et d'autres mondes (1921)
  • Les hommes nouveaux (1922, "New Men")
  • Stamboul (1922)
  • Lyautey l'Africain (1922)
  • Histoires de très loin et d'assez près (1923)
  • Trois histoires d'ailleurs (1923)
  • Mes voyages: La promenade d'Extrême-Orient (vol. 1, 1924), ISBN 290905215X
  • Combats et batailles sur mer (1925, with Commandant Chack)
  • Une aventure amoureuse de Monsieur de Tourville (1925)
  • Une jeune fille voyagea (1925)
  • L'Afrique du Nord (1925)
  • Mes voyages: En Méditerranée (vol. 2, 1926)
  • Le dernier dieu (1926)
  • Cent millions d'or (1927)
  • L'autre côté (1928)
  • La porte dérobée (1929)
  • La marche funèbre (1929)
  • Loti (1929)
  • Loti et le chef (1930)
  • Shahrâ sultane et la mer (1931)
  • L'Atlantique en rond (1932)
  • Deux combats navals, 1914 (1932)
  • Sur mer, 1914 (1933)
  • Les quatre dames d'Angora (1933)
  • La quadrille des mers de Chine (1933)
  • Histoire de la Marine française (1934)
  • L'Inde perdue (1935), ISBN 2909052117
  • Sillages, Méditerranée et navires (1936)
  • L'homme qui était trop grand (1936, with P. Benoît)
  • Visite aux Espagnols (1937)
  • Les forces spirituelles de l'Orient (1937)
  • Le grand drame de l'Asie (1938)
  • Les Imaginaires (1938)
  • La onzième heure (1940)
  • L'homme seul (1942)
  • Fern-Errol (1943)
  • La seconde porte (1945)
  • La gueule du lion (1946)
  • La garde aux portes de l'Asie (1946)
  • La sonate héroïque (1947)
  • Escales d'Asie (1947)
  • Job, siècle XX (1949)
  • La sonate tragique (1950)
  • Je suis marin (1951)
  • La dernière porte (1951)
  • Le Traître (1952)
  • La sonate à la mer (1952)
  • L'élection sentimentale (1952)
  • Les petites cousines (1953)
  • Mon ami Pierre Louïs (1953)
  • Jean-Baptise Colbert (1954)
  • Le juge assassin (1954)
  • Lyautey créateur (1955)

Trivia

Perhaps the best known reference to Farrère today is within the perfume "Mitsouko" by the long-lived perfumer Guerlain. Mitsouko was a beautiful Japanese woman whose name meant "mystery" and had an ill-fated love affair with an English officer at the beginning of the 20th Century. The story of Mitsouko and her officer is found in Farrère's novel La Bataille.



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