Gabriel Chevallier





Gabriel Chevallier


Born
in Lyon, France
May 03, 1895

Died
April 06, 1969

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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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Fear: A Novel of World War I

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Clochemerle

3.81 avg rating — 348 ratings — published 1934 — 36 editions
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Clochemerle-les-Bains [Engl...

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Clochemerle Babylon

3.50 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1954 — 10 editions
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Sainte Colline.

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1947
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The Affairs of Flavie

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Mascarade

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Clochemerle und Clochemerle...

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Chance Encounters

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Clochemerle
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“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

“The law, as manipulated by clever and highly respected rascals, still remains the best avenue for a career of honourable and leisurely plunder.”
Gabriel Chevallier, Clochemerle

“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
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