Delmotte, Henri-Florent

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(1798-1836) Belgian notary, bibliographer and author, of sf interest for Voyage pittoresque et industriel dans le Paraguay-Roux et la Palingénésie australe par Tridace-Nafé-Théobrome de Kaout't'chouk ["A Picturesque and Industrial Voyage to Paraguay-Roux and Southern Palingénésie by Tridace-Nafé-Théobrome de Kaout't'chouk"] [for full title see below] (1835 chap), a Satire of Belgian politics couched in the form of a Fantastic Voyage to the South Pacific, where a Utopia is discovered on a secret Island in Polynesia. This tale is much better known in a part-plagiarized version by Charles Nodier, "Voyage pittoresque et industriel dans le Paraguay-Roux et la Palingénésie australe" (February 1836 La Revue de Paris). The plagiarism was unacknowledged; for details of Nodier's version, see his entry. [JC]

Henri-Florent Delmotte

born Mons, Belgium: 20 June 1798

died Mons, Belgium: 7 March 1836

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