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Charles Alfred Canivet (1839–1911)

Canivet, Charles Alfred (kä-nē-vā’). A French journalist, novelist, and poet; born in Valognes, Manche, Feb. 10, 1839; died in 1911. His reputation was made by a series of articles in the Soleil, under the pseudonym of “Jean de Nivelle”; but in fiction he is well known as the author of word-pictures of Normandy life, among them ‘Poor Devils’ and ‘The Organist’s Niece.’ His ‘Lost Colonies’ is an account of the French forfeiture of India and of Canada through an impotent foreign policy; and his best poetry is probably in the collection ‘Along the Coast.’