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Claude Farrère, pseudonym of Frédéric-Charles Bargone (27 April 1876, Lyon, – 21 June 1957, Paris), was a French author of novels set in such exotic locations as Istanbul, Saigon, and Nagasaki. One of his novels, Les civilisés (The Civilized) won the first Prix Goncourt, for 1905. He was elected for a chair at the Académie Française on 26 March 1935. Initially, however, he imitated his father, an infantry colonel who served in the French colonies: enlisting with the naval academy in 1894, he was made lieutenant in 1906 and was promoted to captain during 1918. He resigned the next year to concentrate on his writing career.

His works have become largely disfavored, even by French readers. To date, fewer than five websites on the World Wide Web offer his works, and fewer than 100 websites give him even a cursory mention.

Perhaps the best known reference to Farrère today is the perfume "Mitsouko" by the long-lived perfumer Guerlain. Mitsouko was a beautiful Japanese woman whose name meant "mystery" and had an ill-fated love affair with an English officer during the beginning of the 20th Century. The story of Mitsouko and the officer is found in Farrère's novel La Bataille.

Farrère's name has also been given to a street in Sultanahmet, Istanbul for his favorable description to Turkish culture and Turks.[1] Orhan Pamuk's publisher, İletişim Publishing, is situated on this street ("Klod Farer Caddesi" as spelled in Turkish).

A number of Farrère's novels were published internationally by his real name, Frédéric-Charles Bargone.

Bibliography

  • Le Cyclone (1902)
  • Fumée d'opium (1904, "Black Opium"), ISBN 2909052133
  • Les Civilisés (1905, "The Civilized Ones"), ISBN 2909052168
  • L'homme qui assassina (1906, "The Man Who Killed")
  • Pour vaincre la mer (1906)
  • Mademoiselle Dax, jeune fille (1907)
  • Trois hommes et deux femmes (1909)
  • La Bataille (1909, "The Battle") [1]
  • Les petites alliées (1910), ISBN 2862760390
  • Thomas l'Agnelet (1911, "Thomas the Lambkin"), ISBN 2869595514
  • La maison des hommes vivants (1911, "The House of Secrets"), ISBN 2277300926
  • Dix-sept histoires de marins (1914)
  • Quatorze histoires de soldats (1916)
  • La veillée d'armes (1917, with L. Népoty)
  • La dernière déesse (1920, "The Last Goddess")
  • Les condamnés à mort (1920, "Useless Hands")
  • Roxelane (1920)
  • La vieille histoire (1920)
  • Bêtes et gens qui s'aimèrent (1920)
  • Croquis d'Extrême-Orient (1921)
  • L'extraordinaire aventure d'Achmet Pacha Djemaleddine (1921)
  • Contes d'Outre-Mer et d'autres mondes (1921)
  • Les hommes nouveaux (1922, "New Men")
  • Stamboul (1922)
  • Lyautey l'Africain (1922)
  • Histoires de très loin et d'assez près (1923)
  • Trois histoires d'ailleurs (1923)
  • Mes voyages: La promenade d'Extrême-Orient (vol. 1, 1924), ISBN 290905215X
  • Combats et batailles sur mer (1925, with Commandant Chack)
  • Une aventure amoureuse de Monsieur de Tourville (1925)
  • Une jeune fille voyagea (1925)
  • L'Afrique du Nord (1925)
  • Mes voyages: En Méditerranée (vol. 2, 1926)
  • Le dernier dieu (1926)
  • Cent millions d'or (1927)
  • L'autre côté (1928)
  • La porte dérobée (1929)
  • La marche funèbre (1929)
  • Loti (1929)
  • Loti et le chef (1930)
  • Shahrâ sultane et la mer (1931)
  • L'Atlantique en rond (1932)
  • Deux combats navals, 1914 (1932)
  • Sur mer, 1914 (1933)
  • Les quatre dames d'Angora (1933)
  • La quadrille des mers de Chine (1933)
  • Histoire de la Marine française (1934)
  • L'Inde perdue (1935), ISBN 2909052117
  • Sillages, Méditerranée et navires (1936)
  • L'homme qui était trop grand (1936, with P. Benoît)
  • Visite aux Espagnols (1937)
  • Les forces spirituelles de l'Orient (1937)
  • Le grand drame de l'Asie (1938)
  • Les Imaginaires (1938)
  • La onzième heure (1940)
  • L'homme seul (1942)
  • Fern-Errol (1943)
  • La seconde porte (1945)
  • La gueule du lion (1946)
  • La garde aux portes de l'Asie (1946)
  • La sonate héroïque (1947)
  • Escales d'Asie (1947)
  • Job, siècle XX (1949)
  • La sonate tragique (1950)
  • Je suis marin (1951)
  • La dernière porte (1951)
  • Le Traître (1952)
  • La sonate à la mer (1952)
  • L'élection sentimentale (1952)
  • Les petites cousines (1953)
  • Mon ami Pierre Louïs (1953)
  • Jean-Baptise Colbert (1954)
  • Le juge assassin (1954)
  • Lyautey créateur (1955)

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