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Title: Prince Zilah, Complete Author: Jules Claretie Last Updated: March 2, 2009 Release Date: October 5, 2006 [EBook #3930] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK PRINCE ZILAH, COMPLETE *** Produced by David Widger PRINCE ZILAH By Jules Claretie With a Preface by Compte d’Haussonville of the French Academy JULES CLARETIE Arsene Arnaud Claretie (commonly called Jules), was born on December 3, 1840, at Limoges, the picturesque and smiling capital of Limousin.
He has been rightly called the -Roi de la Chronique- and the -Themistocle de la Litterature Contemporaine.- In fact, he has written, since early youth, romances, drama, history, novels, tales, chronicles, dramatic criticism, literary criticism, military correspondence, virtually everything! He was elected to the French Academy in 1888. Claretie was educated at the Lycee Bonaparte, and was destined for a commercial career.
He entered a business-house as bookkeeper, but was at the same time contributing already to newspapers and reviews.
In 1862 we find him writing for the Diogene; under the pseudonym, -Olivier de Jalin,- he sends articles to La France; his nom-deplume in L’Illustration is -Perdican-; he also contributes to the Figaro, ’L’Independence Belge, Opinion Nationale’ (1867-1872); he signs articles in the ’Rappel; as -Candide-; in short, his fecundity in this field of literature is very great.
He is today a most popular journalist and writes for the ’Presse, Petit Journal, Temps’, and others.
He has not succeeded as a politician.
Under the second Empire he was often in collision with the Gov...





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