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Alfred Assollant (1827–1886)

Assollant, Alfred (ä-sō-lo‘). A French novelist and political writer; born at Aubusson, March 20, 1827; died in Paris, March 4, 1886. He taught for a number of years in Paris and other cities, then set out for America; and having traveled extensively over the United States, published on his return ‘Scenes from Life in the United States’ (1858), a series of tales which attracted a good deal of attention. Among his numerous novels are: ‘Two Friends in 1792’ (1859), a story of the Reign of Terror; ‘Brancas’ (1859), a picture of the corruption under Louis Philippe; ‘Gabrielle de Chênevert’ (1865), portraying the provincial nobility before the Revolution; ‘Pendragon’ (1881); ‘Plantagenet’ (1885).