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 Main Boards
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General Discussion
Discus anything that doesn't clearly fit any other specific board.
4 8 Jul 8 2014, 05:51 AM
In: Last PostThe strong Women of French ...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Black Coat Press
For discussing books Published by http://blackcoatpress.com/aboutus.htm
10 8 Dec 4 2013, 05:20 PM
In: Last PostVolume 10 is comeing
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
French Wold Newton Universe
For discussing the French WNU including proposing your own Theories. Get the gist of it here http://coolfrenchcomics.com/wnu1.htm
5 9 Jan 5 2014, 12:42 AM
In: Last PostFrench WNU Anime implications
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Vampires, Werewolves and other Creatures
For discussing 19th Century French Vampire writings, and others with Supernatural themes. From the various Lord Ruthvens plays and novellas, to The Virgin Vampire, to works by Paul Feval (The Vampire Countess, Vampire City, Knightshade and Revenants) and Ponson (The Vampire and The Devils' Son, The Immortal Woman, ect) to little known short stories by Dumas like The Pale Lady (Published in The Vampire Ominibus), his Werewolf novel The Wolf Leader, Hugues-le-loup by Erckmann-Chatrian and many others.
3 4 Nov 11 2013, 08:24 PM
In: Last PostCasting thread
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 Characters and Sagas
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The Universe of The Blackcoats
The Blackcoats saga of Paul Feval (Parisian Jungle, Heart of Steel, The Sword Swallower, Salem Street, The invisible Weapon, The Companions of The Treasure and The Cadet Gang) and other works of his included in it's continuity. John Devil, The Mysteries of London (And it's stage Adaptation Gentlemen of The night) Bel Demonio and The Companions of Silence.

Could also discus expanding the number of Feval works that can fit the Continuity, beyond what he officially included. A number of his other works deal with the same themes. WNU speculation involves expanding entirely different authors into the Continuity.
10 2 Jul 10 2014, 02:33 AM
In: Last PostJohn Devil and The Blackcoa...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
The Mysteries of Paris and The Wandering Jew
Eugene Sue's The Mysteries of Paris and The Wandering Jews are made in continuity with each other in the final Chapter of Les Mystères du peuple, when Rodolphe el Justifier combats Father Rodin. Discus all 3 works and their Universe here.
3 1 Nov 21 2013, 10:12 AM
In: Last PostTexts online for Free
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Joseph Balsamo aka Cagliostro
This mysteries character appears in many works by many Authors, based on a real historical figure. Most notable in Alexandre Dumas' Marie Antoinette Romances.
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The Adventures of Rocambole
The epic Heroic saga started by Ponson du Terrail in Les Drames de Paris.
1 0 Dec 21 2012, 04:36 PM
In: Last PostA basic description of Roca...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Les Misérables
Another important and influential novel by Victor Hugo
1 0 Oct 25 2013, 11:03 AM
In: Last PostI've seen the les Miser...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
D'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers
The groundbreaking saga by Alexandre Dumas, also discus works by other authors using the characters, including the interquels by Paul Feval Jr. And also the various film and other adaptations.
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Arsene Lupin
The original Gentlemen Thief.
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Fantomas
One of the oldest and most notable Supervillians.
1 2 Oct 30 2013, 05:59 PM
In: Last PostA basic description of Fant...
By: Emile Cortez
Monsieur Lecoq
Monsieur Lecoq is the creation of Émile Gaboriau, a 19th-century French writer and journalist. Monsieur Lecoq is a fictional detective employed by the French Sûreté. He is the little known today French precursor to Sherlock Holmes. Characters in the novels also appear in other Gaboriau novels, making a connected universe.
1 0 Dec 21 2012, 05:35 PM
In: Last PostA basic description of Mons...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Irma Vepp
Catwoman precursor of the Les Vampires serial.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Victor Hugo's Gothic Icon
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The Phantom of The Opera
Another french Icon of Gothic Horror
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The Nyctalope
An early French Superhero
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Rouletabille
An early Amateur Sleuth character
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Dr. Cornelius Kramm
The star of Le Mystérieux Dr. Cornélius (The Mysterious Dr. Cornelius), a sprawling saga serialized in 1912-13 in eighteen volumes, written by another prolific writer of adventure stories, Gustave Le Rouge.
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Judex
An early silent films serial hero.
1 0 Sep 16 2013, 07:49 AM
In: Last PostJudex movies
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Belphegor
Another early Super-Villian
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Cyrano de Bergerac
Another Swashbuckling Hero
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Caprian Nemo
Jules Verne's charismatic Scientific Anti-Hero, from One Thousand Leagues under The Sea and The Mysterious Island.
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Robur the Conqueror
Jules Verne's Napoanic Super-Villian, creator of The Albatros and The Terror. The 2nd Novel about hims was called Master of The World.
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The Count of Monte-Crisco
Alexandre Dumas's Magnificent Bastard vengeful Anti-Hero.
1 1 Jan 5 2013, 11:10 PM
In: Last PostWhat Happened to Edmond Dan...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
The Man Who Laughs
The Victor Hugo character who helped inspire The Joker
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The White Wolf
Feval's first major Hit, also the first masked Vigilante of modern fiction. he also wrote a sequel called The She Wolf about a female counterpart.
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Fascinax
Fascinax! A name synonymous with overpowering will! Supreme good! Superhuman power! Fascinax! Protector of the weak, avenger of the oppressed, terror of villains and evil-doers! Such was the introduction to Fascinax, a lesser-known French crime fighter created anonymously and published by the Librairie des Romans Choisis in 1921.
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Sâr Dubnotal
Superhero created by Norbert Sévestre in 1909
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Zigomar
Hooded Crime Lord created by Leon Sazie in 1909
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The Human Comedy
La Comédie humaine, is the title of Honoré de Balzac's (1799–1850) multi-volume collection of interlinked novels and stories depicting French society in the period of the Restoration and the July Monarchy (1815–1848).
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Dr. Mystery
Docteur Mystère Paul d'Ivoi (as Paul Deleutre), another Scientific Superhero.
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Miss Boston, The First Female Detective
Long before Charlie's Angels, Jessica Fletcher, Miss Marple, and even Judith Lee, there was Ethel Boston, the first female consulting detective in America, a former associate of Nick Carter, trained by famous detective William Hopkins. Miss Boston was the prototype of the New Woman, who believed and fought for sexual and legal equality with men. She was educated, athletic and vigorous, and avoided marriage as it interfered with her self-fulfillment and independence. Miss Boston not only achieved equality, she surpassed it. Created by Antonin Reschal (1874-1935), Miss Boston's adventures and those of her sidekick, Chief Inspector Sokes, ran through 20 installments published in Paris in 1908-09.
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The Dominion of The World
Gustave Le Rouge burst onto the literary scene with La Conspiration des Milliardaires [The Billionaires' Conspiracy] (1899-1900), co-written with Gustave Guitton, in which American billionaire William Boltyn uses Thomas Edison's "Metal Men" (Karel Čapek coined the term "robot" only in 1920) and the power of mediums to try to become master of the world.
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Le Bossu
Means The Hunchback. Feval's most frequently adapted story. Also had sequels written by his Son.
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 Authors and Creators
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Victor Hugo
Author of such notable works as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Misérables, and The Man Who Laughs (Which helped inspire The Joker). Discus him, hi writings and their adaptations here.
1 0 Dec 21 2012, 02:36 PM
In: Last PostVictor Hugo texts online fo...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Alexandre Dumas Sr
Creator of The Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Crisco, The Corsican Brothers, and many others. Discus him and his works without their own forums here.
2 0 Dec 21 2012, 02:16 PM
In: Last PostAlexandre Dumas Jr texts on...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Eugene Sue
A notable Pre-Marx Socialist writer. Discus him and his lesser known writings here.
1 0 Dec 21 2012, 02:09 PM
In: Last PostEugene Sue Texts online for...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Paul Feval Sr
Creators of The Blackcoats Saga, and Le Bossu and many other forgotten but influential works.
3 0 Nov 11 2013, 09:12 PM
In: Last PostJesuits Enlgish Translation
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Ponson du Terrail
Was as extensive a writer as Paul Feval. Created many interesting Femme Fatales, and pioneered themes that would become standard in Romance fiction. Discus him and his works without their own forums here.
1 0 Dec 21 2012, 02:23 PM
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By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Emile Gaboriau
Had worked for Paul FevalsJean Diable magazine, then went on to make fiction of his own.
1 0 Dec 21 2012, 02:30 PM
In: Last PostÉmile Gaboriau texts online...
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Jules Verne
One of the most important Pioneers of Science Fiction.
1 0 Dec 21 2012, 02:29 PM
In: Last PostJules Verne texts online free
By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Pierre Benoit
Creator of Antinea in his seminal work L'Atlantide
1 0 Dec 21 2012, 02:27 PM
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By: Mithrandir-Olorin
Erckmann-Chatrian
Erckmann-Chatrian was the name used by French authors Émile Erckmann (1822–1899) and Alexandre Chatrian (1826–1890), nearly all of whose works were jointly written.
1 0 Dec 21 2012, 02:24 PM
In: Last PostErckmann-Chatrian online free
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Paul d'Ivoi (Paul Deleutre)
Another important early Sci-Fi Author
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Honoré de Balzac
A very important early 19th Century French Author
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Eugène François Vidocq
More interesting for his real life then as an Author. his memoirs (Likely exaggerated accounts of his career as a criminal and police detective and founder the Sûreté Nationale) were a major influence on the development of the Detective and Crime genres, from Poe's Dupin through Dumas's "Les Mohicans de Paris", and Feval's many crime novels to Lecoq and Holmes.
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Charles Nodier
An important early Author and Play-write
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Étienne-Léon de Lamothe-Langon
An influential Author of mostly fake Biographies. But also of the little known but interesting early Vampire Novel known in English as The Virgin Vampire
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Arnould Galopin
A prolific French writer with more than 50 novels to his credit. Including creating Dr. Omega
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Gustave Le Rouge
An Important early Sci-Fi writer, who created Dr. Cornelius, and wrote The Vampires of Mars and The Dominion of The World.
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