BORN 3 Apr 1848, Paris - DIED 5 May 1918, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 04, ligne 01, no. 49)
Georges Ohnet studied at the Collège Sainte-Barbe and the Lycée Napoléon (now Lycée Henri-IV) in Paris. He was the editor of "Pays" and of "Constitutionnel". Together with Louis Denayrouze he wrote the play "Regina Sarpi" (1875), followed by "Marthe" in 1877. He admired the work of Georges Sand and he detested the realistic modern nove.
He started writing novels under the collective name of "Les Batailles de la vie" that were not liked by the critics but popular with the public. Among these novels were "Serge Panine" (1881) and "Dernier Amour" (1891). His best known work was "Le Maître de forges" (1882) that was read all overe Europe. Among his best works was his novel "At The Bottom of The Abyss" (1899). In 1902 he became the president of the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques. Many movies were based on his novels.
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