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André Maurois, or Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, (July 26, 1885 – October 9, 1967) was a French author and man of letters. "André Maurois" was a pen name that became his legal name in 1947.
He was born in Elbeuf and educated in Rouen, both in Normandy.
During World War I he joined the French army and he served as an interpreter and later a liaison officer in the British army. His first novel Les silences du colonel Bramble was a witty but socially realistic account of that experience. It was an immediate success in France. It was translated and also became popular in the United Kingdom and other English speaking countries as The Silence of Colonel Bramble. Many of his other works have been translated in English, because they often dealt with British figures or topics, like his biographies of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, Lord Byron or Shelley.
He became a member of the Académie française in 1938. During World War II he served in the French army and the Free French Forces.
He died in 1967 after a long career as an author of novels, biographies, histories, and children’s books. He is buried in the Neuilly-sur-Seine community cemetery near Paris.
List of works by Andre Maurois
- Lelia, ou la vie de George Sand (Lelia, or the life of George Sand)
- Histoire d'Angleterre (History of England)
- Fattypuffs and Thinifers (1930)
- The Next Chapter: The War Against the Moon (1930)
- Captains and Kings
- The Silence of Colonel Bramble
- General Bramble
- Prophets and Poets
- The Thought Reading Machine
- The Miracle of England
- The Art of Living
- Tragedy in France
- I Remember, I Remember
- The Miracle of America
- Les Origines de la Guerre de 1939
- Woman Without Love
- My American Journal
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