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Léon Barracand (1840–1919)

Barracand, Léon Henri (bär-ä-kä‘). A French poet and novelist; born at Romans, Drôme, May 2, 1840; died in 1919. He gave up the law when a very young man in order to write verses; but he was not much known as a poet until ‘Dananiel’ (1886) appeared, under the pseudonym of “Léon Grandet,” followed by a sequel, ‘Doctor Gal’ (1870). He had already, however, attracted attention by some fictions, and steadily rose in importance as a novelist;—‘Yolande’ (1867); ‘Hilaire Gervais’ (1885); ‘The Second Lieutenant’s Manuscript’ (1887); and ‘The Cousin’ (1888), being perhaps best known. His ‘Lamartine and the Muse’ (1883) was crowned by the French Academy.