Vogüé, Eugène Marie Melchior, vicomte de

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Eugène Marie Melchior Vogüé, vicomte de (özhĕn´ märē´ mĕlkyôr´ vēkôNt´ də vôgüā´), 1848–1910, French critic. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War and was imprisoned for six months at Magdeburg. He served (1876–82) in the embassy at St. Petersburg and became interested in Russian literature. Preferring romanticism to naturalism, Vogüé wrote a series of essays, Le Roman russe (1886, tr. The Russian Novel, 1913), which introduced Russian novelists to France and had a wide influence on French literary thought.