French journalist; born at Chaville (Seine-et-Oise) Aug. 23, 1867; died at Paris Feb. 27, 1905. He received his early instruction at Nantes, where his father was editor of the "Phare de la Loire." Settling in Paris, he became connected with the "Echo de Paris," in which paper appeared his first stories, and with the "Evénement Journal," the "Revue des Deux Mondes," etc. Through the influence of his uncle Leon Cahun, curator of the Mazarin Library, he received a thorough education (A. B. 1888) and was appointed professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes.

Schwob, who was one of the most brilliant of modern French writers, was the author of: "Etude sur l'Argot Français," 1889, with M. Guiyesse; "Jargon des Coquillards en 1455," 1890, a work on the adventures and life of the French poet Villon; "Cœur Double," 1891; "Le Roi au Masque d'Or," 1892; "Le Livre de Monelle" and "Mimes," 1894; "La Croisade des Enfants," 1895; "Spécilèege" and "Vies Imaginaires," 1896; "La Lampe de Psyché," 1903; etc. He also translated Shakespeare's "Hamlet"with Eugène Moran, Sarah Bernhardt appearing in the title rôle of the production of his version, and "Broad Arrows" by Stevenson, with whom he became quite intimate.

  • Nouveau Larousse Illustré;
  • Jew. Chron. March 3, 1905, p. 11;
  • Athenœum, March 4, 1905.
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