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Maxime Du Camp (1822–1894)

Du Camp, Maxime (dü-kôn’). A French writer of history and travels; born at Paris, Feb. 8, 1822; died at Baden-Baden, Feb. 8, 1894. ‘Egypt, Nubia, Palestine, and Syria’ (1852) explains itself. He wrote the history of the Paris Commune: ‘The Convulsions of Paris’ (4 vols., 1878–79), and other historical sketches. His greatest work is ‘Paris: Its Organs, its Functions, and its Life’ (6 vols., 1869–75). He wrote some lyric poems: ‘Modern Chants’ (1855); ‘Convictions’ (1858); and several novels, among them: ‘Memoirs of a Suicide’ (1853); ‘The Six Adventures’ (1857); ‘The Man with the Gold Bracelet’ (1862). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).