Gustave Aimard


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Aimard, Gustave

 

(pen name of Olivier Gloux). Born Sept. 13, 1818, in Paris; died there June 20, 1883. French writer.

Aimard fought in the bourgeois democratic revolution of 1848 in France. During the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71) he headed a battalion of writers. He was the author of an extensive cycle of historical adventure novels written under the influence of J. F. Cooper and T. Mayne Reid: The Trappers of Arkansas (1858), The Pirates of the Prairies (1859), and The Bandits of Arizona (1882). Not lacking narrative skill and dramatic tension, Aimard’s novels sympathetically reflected the harsh life of the Indian tribes of Mexico and Brazil.

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In Russian translation:
Sochineniia [vols. 1–12]. St. Petersburg [1898–99].
Tverdaia ruka: Gambusino. Moscow, 1958.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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La Lawson Lucas paragona Salgari ai principali scrittori internazionali impegnati nello stesso genere letterario, e mostra come l'influenza di quelli a lui precedenti (Gustave Aimard, Louis Boussenard, Thomas Mayne Reid, Jules Verne) 'spesso evidente nella scelta dei luoghi o dei soggetti, o semplicemente nei titoli e nei nomi' sia poi molto ridotta (120).