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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Jean Richepin (1849–1926)

Richepin, Jean (rēsh-pa‘). A French poet, dramatist, and novelist; born at Médéah, Algiers, Feb. 4, 1849; died in 1926. He first attracted attention by his volume of poems ‘The Song of the Beggar’ (1876), which sent him to prison, where he wrote ‘Curious Deaths’ (1887). A most prolific and audacious writer, he is faithful to his principles, or the lack of them, in all his works. They include: ‘Caresses’ (1877); ‘Blasphemies’ (1884), and ‘The Sea’ (1886), in verse; ‘Mme. André’ (1874); ‘Brave Men’ (1888); ‘The Cadet’ (1890); the dramas ‘Monsieur Scapin’ (1886); ‘The Filibuster’ (1888); ‘By the Sword’ (1892); ‘The Martyress’ and ‘The Watchdog’ (1898); ‘Don Quichotte’ (1905). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).