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Hector France (1837–1908)

France, Hector (fräs). A French novelist; born at Mirecourt, Vosges, 1837. By profession a soldier, he wrote ably on military and economic subjects, as ‘John Bull’s Army’ (1887) and several pamphlets evince. His fictions show a loving care of form and effect, also a delight in dwelling on painful and revolting aspects of passion. ‘The Pastor’s Romance’ (1879); ‘Love in the Blue Country’ (1880); and ‘Sister Kuhnegunde’s Sins’ (1880), exemplify both.