Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/About, Edmond

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ABOUT, EDMOND (ā-bö′), a French novelist; born in Dieuze, Lorraine, Feb. 14, 1828. One of the few younger authors of note who adhered to the second empire, he enjoyed the special favor of Napoleon III., and in 1870 accompanied the army of Marshal Macmahon as reporter for "Le Soir." In that paper, after the war, and from 1875 as editor-in-chief of the "XIX. Siècle," he was the champion of the Moderate Republicans. He was elected a member of the Academy in 1884. He died in Paris, Jan. 17, 1885.