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Jean d'Esme
Born Jean Marie Henri d'Esmenard
(1894-09-27)27 September 1894
Shanghai, China
Died 24 February 1966(1966-02-24) (aged 71)
Nice, France

Jean d'Esme (27 September 1894 – 24 February 1966) was a French writer and journalist.


Born Jean Marie Henri d'Esmenard in Shanghai, China, he studied in Paris in National School of Overseas France. After turning to journalism and travelling, he took the pseudonym Jean d'Esme and started writing for magazines Je sais tout, Le Matin and L'Intransigeant. In 1936, d'Esme produced a film in location of eastern Niger. He wrote a series of articles for L'Écho de Paris regarding Ethiopia. He became known for his adventure novels, most notably The Red Gods. During Spanish Civil War d'Esme was imprisoned for filming in prohibited areas. He has written a number of books for children.

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