ABOUT, Edmond (François Valentin)


ABOUT, Edmond (François Valentin)
(1828-1885)
   French writer of much fiction, some of it sf, notably L'homme a l'oreille cassee (1862; trans Henry Holt as The Man with the Broken Ear 1867 US; vt Colonel Fougas' Mistake 1878 UK; vt A New Lease of Life 1880 UK), which is included in A New Lease of Life, and Saving a Daughter's Dowry (coll trans 1880 UK). In this tale a mummified military man is revived 46 years after his death and causes havoc with his Napoleonic jingoism. Another work in an English-language version is The Nose of a Notary (trans 1863 US; vt The Notary's Nose 1864; vt The Lawyer's Nose 1878 UK), which is included in The Notary's Nose and Other Stories (coll trans 1882 UK).
   See also: MONEY.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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