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EMILE POUVILLON (1840-1906)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 222 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EMILE POUVILLON (1840-1906), French novelist, was born at Montauban (Tarn et Garonne). He published in, 1878 a collection of stories entitled Nouvelles realisles. Making himself the chronicler of his native province of Quercy, he painted its scenery and its life with great clearness of outline and without exaggeration. His books include Cesette (1881), the story of a peasant girl; L'Innocent (1884); Jean-de-Jeanne (1886); Le Cheval bleu (1888); Le Viceu d'etre chaste (1900); Chante-pleure (1890); Les Antibel (1892); Petites times (1893); Mademoiselle Clemente (1896); Pays et paysages (1895); Petites gens (1905); Bernadette de Lourdes (1894), a mystery; and Le Rol de Rome (1898), a play. He died at Chambery.
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