Gabriel Chevallier





Gabriel Chevallier

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born
in Lyon, France
May 03, 1895

died
April 06, 1969

gender
male

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Gabriel Chevallier (3 May 1895 – 6 April 1969) was a French novelist widely known as the author of the satire Clochemerle.

Born in Lyon in 1895, Gabriel Chevallier was educated in various schools before entering Lyon École des Beaux-Arts in 1911. He was called up at the start of World War I and wounded a year later, but returned to the front where he served as an infantryman until the war's end. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre and Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. Following the war he undertook several jobs including art teacher, journalist and commercial traveller before starting to write in 1925. His novel La Peur (Fear) published in 1930 drew upon his own experiences and formed a damning indictment of the war. He was married with one s
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Average rating: 4.07 · 570 ratings · 114 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Fear: A Novel of World War I
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 319 ratings — published 1930 — 20 editions
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Clochemerle
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 1934 — 24 editions
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Clochemerle-les-Bains [Engl...
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1964
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The Affairs of Flavie
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1945 — 4 editions
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Sainte Colline.
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1947
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Clochemerle Babylon
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1954 — 5 editions
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Zvonokosy - Lázně (Zvonokos...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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Et forargrelsens hus
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1934 — 2 editions
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Clochemerle und Clochemerle...
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Les héritiers Euffe
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More books by Gabriel Chevallier…
“Men are stupid and ignorant. That is why they suffer. Instead of thinking, they believe all that they are told, all that they are taught. They choose their lords and masters without judging them, with a fatal taste for slavery.”
Gabriel Chevallier, Fear: A Novel of World War I

“In short, the war got off to a pretty good start, with the help of chaos.”
Gabriel Chevallier, Fear: A Novel of World War I
tags: war, wwi

“Men were snoring, twitching and whimpering, struggling with nightmares less terrible than reality.”
Gabriel Chevallier, Fear: A Novel of World War I

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