Saturday, January 26, 2008
François Edouard Joachim Coppée (January 26, 1842 – May 23, 1908), was a French poet and novelist.
He was born in Paris to a civil servant. After attending the Lycée Saint-Louis he became a clerk in the ministry of war, and won public favour as a poet of the Parnassian school. His first printed verses date from 1864. In 1869 his first play, Le Passant, was received with approval at the Odéon theatre, and later Fais ce que dois (1871) and Les Bijoux de la délivrance (1872), short poetic dramas inspired by the Franco-Prussian War, were applauded.
Read François Edouard Joachim Coppée's A Romance of Youth — Volume 1, one of 14 of hs works available free from Project Gutenberg.