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LA LANDELLE, Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de (lah'-lan'-del'), French author, born in Montpelier, 5 March, 1812. He entered the navy in 1828, and for twelve years was attached to the station of South America. He resigned in 1839, after he had reached the rank of lieutenant, and has since devoted his time to literature. His novels, tales of adventure, and descriptions of South America are well known in that country, particularly in Chili and in the Argentine Republic, where they have been translated into Spanish. Among his numerous publications those that have the widest circulation in South America are " Une haine h bord" (Paris, 1845); "La Couronne navale." a cyclopaedia of famous adventurers in the South sea (9 vols., 1848); " Les princes d'Ebene" (10 vols., 1852); "Nathan le Rouge" (8 vols., 1855); "Le dernier des filibustiers" (5 vols., 1.857); "Le premier tour du monde" (1876); and "Deux croisieres dans l'Amerique du Sad" (1877).
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