Biography of Claude o Frédéric-Charles Bargone Farrère (1876-1957)

Narrator, historian, journalist and French soldier, born in Lyon in 1876 and died in Paris in 1957. Although his real name was that of Frédéric-Charles Bargone, it served as the literary pseudonym of Claude Farrère to sign their creative works and his journalistic articles.

Tilted initially nomadic and adventurous life, he/she enlisted in the French Navy and, after obtaining the degree of officer, toured much of the world taking notes then become the main subject of many of his works. Seduced by the exoticism of some countries (especially those of the far East), he/she remained in the service of French naval forces until 1919, mainly to discover new details and characters who spent part of his books.

Indeed, that then Claude Farrère already had been known as a writer with the publication of several books of travel and adventure novels that had turned him into one of contemporary practitioners of the genre. Among these works - many of which were marked by the presence constant of the exotic East-, include the titled Fumées d'opium (1904), Les civilisés (winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1905), La bataille (1909), La maison des hommes vivants (1919), month voyages (1924-26), Les hommes nouveaux (1924), Combats et batailles sur mer (1925), the porte derobee (1930), La dernière porte (1951) and Le traître (1952). The rest of your print production is completed with a brilliant and documented historical research on the military body to which served for much of his life: Histoire de la Marine française (history of the French Navy, 1934).

The popularity of Claude Farrère was significantly increased when some of these works were brought to the big screen (such is the case of La bataille). In addition, he/she was well-known also for his frequent collaborations in different media, such as Le Journal Le Temps, La Revue de Deux Mondes.