The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

November 19, 2011

November 19, 1819

Vacquerie (November 19, 1819 to February 19, 1895)  is the name of a minor French writer. He was an in-law of Victor Hugo, whose political sympathies he shared. Here is a brief bibliography for Vacquerie:

L'Enfer de l'esprit (1840) (poetry)
Antigone(1844)  (translation)
Tragaldabas(1848) (play.)
Souvent homme varie (1859), (comedy in verse)
Jean Baudry (1863) (play)
Le Rappel (1869 ff) (periodical which he co-founded, edited, and wrote for)

In addition to photographing the Hugo family, Vacquerie immortalized his cats with that medium. One cat had long hair . His cats are collected in  Sally Eauclaire's book The Cat in Photography, (1990).

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