Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet

Nimes, Departement du Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Death 16 Dec 1897 (aged 57)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 26
Memorial ID 256 · View Source
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Author. He is sometimes called "The French Dickens". Like the British author Charles Dickens, Daudet wrote about the poor and downtrodden with a sympathy that sometimes became too sentimental. But his vivid, graceful style and robust humor easily trump his literary shortcomings. His most popular works are his short story collection "Letters from My Mill" (1869), set in his native Province, and the novels "Tartarin of Tarascon" (1872) and "Tartarin Over the Alps" (1895), featuring the comic exploits of Tartarin, a boastful country bumpkin. When he wasn't chronicling the countryside Daudet was observing Paris society with such novels as "The Nabob" (1877) and "Sapho" (1884). Daudet was born in Nimes, France. His parents were poor and he was bullied at school by classmates and teachers. He described his unhappy childhood in his first novel, "Little What's Your Name" (1868). Daudet's other books include "Monday's Tales" (1873), "Kings in Exile" (1879), and "Numa Roumestan" (1881).

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