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Paul Avenel (1823–1902)

Avenel, Paul (äv-nel’). A French poet and novelist; born at Cahumont, Oct. 9, 1823; died on April 19, 1902. Educated for commerce, he turned to literature and was active in connection with several periodicals. Besides a number of vaudevilles, he wrote: ‘The Peasant Woman from the Abruzzi’ (1861), a drama; ‘The King of Paris’ (1860), a historical romance; ‘The Calicoes’ (1866), scenes of real life. Among several collections of poems may be mentioned ‘Alcove and Boudoir,’ interdicted 1855 and republished 1885.