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Max O’Rell (Paul Blouet) (1848–1903)

Blouet, Paul (blö-ā’) [“Max O’Rell”]. A French lecturer and author; born in Brittany, France, March 2, 1848; died in Paris, May 24, 1903. During his early life he was an officer of cavalry in the French army, but in 1873 went to England and became a teacher. After the publication of his first book, ‘John Bull and his Island’ (1883), he abandoned teaching and devoted himself to literature. He made several lecturing-tours of the United States. His works include: ‘John Bull and his Daughters’ (1884); ‘Jonathan and his Continent’ (1888, with Jack Allyn); ‘A Frenchman in America’ (1891).