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Vogue, Eugene Melchior, Comte De

VOGUE, EUGENE MELCHIOR, COMTE DE (1848- ), French author, was born at Nice on the 25th of February 1848. He served in the campaign of 1870, and on the conclusion of the war entered the diplomatic service, being appointed successively attache to the legations at Constantinople and Cairo and secretary at St Petersburg. He resigned in 1882, and from 1893 to 1898 was deputy for Ardeche. His connexion with the Revue des deux mondes began in 1873 with his Voyage en Syrie et en Palestine, and subsequently he was a frequent contributor. He did much to awaken French interest in the intellectual life of other countries, especially of Russia, his sympathy with which was strengthened by his marriage in 1878 with a Russian lady, the sister of General Annenkov. De Vogue was practically the first to draw French attention to Dostoievski and his successors. He became a member of the French Academy in 1888.

His works include: Histoires orientales (1879); Portraits du siecle (1883) ; Le Fils de Pierre le Grand (1884) ; Histoires d'hiver (1885); Le Roman russe (1886); Regards historiques et litteraires (1892); C&urs russes (1894); Devant le siecle (1896); Jean d'Agreve (1898); Le Rappel des ombres (1900); Le Maitre de la mer (1903); Maxime Gorky (1905).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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