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Personality of the Revolution, the Consulate and the Empire, Cambaceres seems character in the work of many writers :

Balzac Honore of  (Tours 1799 - Paris 1850)

French writer. Balzac starts in 1842 the Comedie humaine, fresco of the French society of the Revolution at the end of the Monarchy of July : more than 2.000 characters a society haunted by the power of money and the press and delivered to devouring passions: the 90 novels are classified in Etudes de moeurs, Etudes philosophiques et Etudes analytiques.
Quoted books : Le cabinet des antiques et Interdiction, La peau de chagrin, Splendeurs et miseres des courtisanes, Une tenebreuse affaire.

Bergerat Emile (Paris 1845 - ????)

Poet and critical of French art. At the college, one of his professors encourages his taste for poetry and the theatre: at twenty years, Bergerat makes represent a piece of poetry (Une amie 1865) with the French Comedy. During the war of 1870, he writes various poetries (Poemes de la guerre 1871) which are a popular success. He becomes critical of art to Gaulois, in Figaro then with the Journal officiel and sign of many forewords of catalogues of paintings.
Quoted books : Le rire de Caliban.

Chateaubriand François Rene viscount of (Saint-Malo 1768 - Paris 1848)

French writer. Chateaubriant leaves for America at the beginning the Revolution. On his return, he engages in the army of the emigrants, he is wounded and settles in England. After a few years of misery, he returns to France and publishes in 1801 Atala, precursor of the romantic movement then in 1802 the Genie du christianisme, which illustrates the return to the moral order. After the assassination of the duke of Enghien, he is detached from the regim and becomes royalist.
Chief of the party of the extremists to the Restoration, he is appointed ambassador in London then Foreign Minister. Legitimist, it becomes liberal after 1830 in opposition to Louis-Philippe. He devotes the last years of his life to write the Memoires d'outre-tombe.
Quoted books : Memoires d'outre-tombe.

Gobineau Joseph Arthur count of (Ville d'Avray 1816 - Turin 1882)

French writer and diplomat. Chief of the cabinet of the Ministry for Foreign Office, Gobineau is appointed in 1851 secretary of embassy in Bern. Ambassador in Teheran in 1861, he is appointed successively in Athens in 1864, Rio de Janeiro in 1869, Stockolm in 1872 then allowed with the retirement in 1877.
Novelist (Les Pleiades 1874), short story writer (Nouvelles asisatiques 1876), he makes known himself by work of history, philosophy and epigraphy on the countries in which he remained. Gobineau is also one of the theorists of racism (Essai sur l'inegalite des races humaines 1853-1855).
Quoted books : Mademoiselle Irnois.

Hugo Victor (Besançon 1802 - Paris 1885)

French writer. Wire of a general of Empire, Victor Hugo is raised by his mother in the tradition monarchist. The publication of Orientales and Hernani make of Victor Hugo the incarnation of the Romanticism in poetry. Become liberal, Victor Hugo is elected appointed in 1848, but emigrates in Jersey then Guernesey after the putch of the December 2,1851. He publishes the Châtiments : poems satyric directed against Napoleon III. Returned to France after 1870, it rests in the Pantheon.
Quoted books : Les Châtiments.

20/08/06 - Emmanuel Prunaux