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J.H. Rosny Sr. (1856–1940)

J.H. Rosny Sr. was born on February 17, 1856 in Brussels, Belgium. He was a writer, known for Quest for Fire (1981) and La part du pauvre (1909). He died on February 11, 1940. See full bio »


(age 83)

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 1981 Quest for Fire (based on the novel by)
 1909 La part du pauvre (Short) (writer)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Joseph Henry Rosny

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Wrote jointly with younger brother Séraphin Justin François Boex using the pseudonym "J.-H. Rosny". When writing separately, Joseph would sign as "J.-H. Rosny aîné" (J.-H. Rosny the Elder) and Séraphin would sign as "J.-H. Rosny jeune" (J.-H. Rosny the Younger).

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