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Alphonse Karr (1808–1890)

Karr, Alphonse (kär). A French writer; born at Paris, Nov. 24, 1808; died at St. Raphael, Var, Sept. 29, 1890. Among his numerous striking novels were: ‘The Shortest Way’ (1836); ‘Genevieve’ (1838); ‘Clotilde’ (1839). ‘A Journey around my Garden’ (1845), talks on botany and natural history, was in another vein. ‘Woman’ (1853) was a study of morals. Two dramas, ‘The Norman Penelope’ (1860) and ‘Yellow Roses’ (1866), were not very successful. One of his most characteristic efforts was the series of papers called ‘Les Guêpes,’ confidential, anecdotic, critical, witty, satirical, caustic.