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EUGENE MANUEL (1823–1901)

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 609 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EUGENE MANUEL (1823–1901), French poet and man of letters, was born in Paris, the son of a Jewish doctor, on the 13th of July 1823. He was educated at the 1 cole Normale, and taught rhetoric for some years in provincial schools and then in Paris. In 187o he entered the department of public instruction, and in 1878 became inspector-general. His works include: Pages intimes (1866), which received a prize from the Academy; Fames populaires (1874); Pendant la guerre (1871), patriotic poems, which were forbidden in Alsace-Lorraine by the German authorities; En voyage (1881), poems; La France (4 vols., 1854-1858); a school-book written in collaboration with his brother-in-law, Levi Alavares; Les Ouvriers (187o), a drama dealing with social questions, which was crowned by the Academy; L' Absent (1873), a comedy;Poesies du foyer et de l'ecole (1889), and editions of the works of J. B. Rousseau (1852) and Andre Chenier (1884). He died in Paris in 1901. His Poesies completes (2 vols., 1899) contained some fresh poems; to his Melanges en prose (Paris, 1905) is prefixed an introductory note by A. Cahen.
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