Pierre Benoit (novelist)  

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Pierre Benoit (July 16 1886 - March 3 1962) was a novelist and member of the Académie française.

Pierre Benoit, born in Albi (southern France) was the son of a French soldier. Benoit spent his early years and military service in Northern Africa, before becoming a civil servant. His first novel, Koenigsmark, was published in 1918; L'Atlantide followed the next year and was awarded the Grand Prize of the Académie française. Benoit became a member of the Académie in 1931.

He died in March 1962 at Ciboure.

Selected Bibliography

  • Koenigsmark (1918)
  • L'Atlantide (1919; transl. as The Queen Of Atlantis, 1920)
  • La Chaussée des Géants (The Giant's Causeway) (1922)
  • L'Oublié (The Forgotten Man) (1922)
  • Le Puit de Jacob (Jacob's Well) (1925)
  • Le Roi Lépreux (The Leper King) (1927)
  • Axelle (1928)
  • Le Soleil de Minuit (The Midnight Sun) (1930)
  • L'Homme qui était trop grand (The Man Who Was Too Tall) (1936)
  • Bethsabée (1938)
  • Lunegarde (Moonkeep) (1942)
  • L'Oiseau des Ruines (The Ruins Bird) (1947)
  • Aïno (1948)
  • Les Agriates (1950)
  • La Sainte Vehme (The Holy Vehme) (1954)
  • Villeperdue (Lost City) (1954)
  • Montsalvat (1957)

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