POUVILLON, 6MILE (1840-1906), French novelist, was born at Montauban (Tarn et Garonne). He published in 1878 a collection of stories entitled Nouvelles realities . Making himself the chronicler of his native province of Quercy, he painted its scenery and its life with great clearness of outline and without exaggeration. His books include Cesetle (1881), the story of a peasant girl; L 'Innocent (1884); Jean-de-Jeanne (1886); Le Cheval bleu (1888); Le VOM d'etre chaste (1900); Chante-pleure (1890); Les Antibel (1892); Petites Ames (1893); Mademoiselle Clemence (1896); Pays et paysages (1895); Petites gens (ip5); Bernadette de Lourdes (1894), a mystery; and Le Roi de Rome (1898), a play. He died at Chambery.
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