Louis Amédée Achard

Louis Amedee Eugene Achard (April 19, 1814 – March 25, 1875) was a prolific French novelist.

Achard was born in Marseille . After Algiers , he went to Toulouse , and then to Marseille , where he became a journalist and wrote for the Semaphore. He moved to Paris, where he wrote for the Green-Green , the Entracte , the Charivari , and the Epoch . Achard wrote extensively for the Epoch , even writing for his colleagues when they lacked inspiration. He then collaborated in the satirical journal The PamphletFiorentino, who he had defamed. While still convalescent, he left for Italy with the French Army to cover the war for the Journal des Débats .

Achard was a prolific writer. In addition to his journalism, he wrote about thirty plays and about forty books. He is known today primarily for his cloak and dagger novels. Some claim Incorrectly That He Was the originator of the term ( Ponson du Terrail used the term a little before _him_) He Did purpose write a novel called Expired Cloak and Sword ( The Cloak and Dagger ) in 1875. Achard wrote aussi Many books on manners. He died, aged 60, in Paris.


  • Belle-Rose (1847)
  • The grandsons of Lovelace (1854)
  • The Robe of Nessus (1855)
  • Maurice de Treuil (1857)
  • The Clos Pommier (1858)
  • The Sabotière (1859)
  • The Miseries of a Millionaire (1861)
  • Story of a man (1863)
  • The Sword Blows of M. de La Guerche (1863) Republished by Phébus in 1991
  • Mme de Sarens (1865)
  • Hunting for the ideal (1867)
  • Marcelle (1868)
  • Against and Again (1874) (sequel to Mr. de La Guerche’s Les coup de épées ) Republished by Phébus in 1991
  • The Cape and the Sword (1875)
  • Golden Fleece (1875) (sequel to The Cape and the Sword )


  • “Amédée Achard” (in French). The Electronic Library of Quebec. Archived from the original on 2007-04-11 . Retrieved 2007-08-01 .
  • “Amédée Achard” (in French). In Libro Veritas . Retrieved 2007-08-01 .

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