Pierre Benoît (1886–1962) was a French novelist and member of the Académie française.
Pierre Benoît, born in Albi (southern France) was the son of a French soldier. Benoît spent his early years and military service in Northern Africa, before becoming a civil servant. His first novel, Koenigsmark, was published during 1918; L'Atlantide was published the next year and was awarded the Grand Prize of the Académie française. Benoît became a member of the Académie during 1931.
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Written by J.L. Dobias 2013-05-07
Atlantida by Pierre Benoit Even though this is a bit of a classic I enjoyed reading it. It reminded me of those old Tarzan movies. What it is though is more of an example of the old Trope about the beautiful, seductive, feminine character whom the protagonists all fall in love with. It seems there was once some argument that Pierre plagiarized this from H.R. Haggard's SHE. Though it does use the same template for lost world and has Africa as a setting and a lovely irresistible woman ... (more)