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Henry de Montherlant or Henry Marie Joseph Frédéric Expedite Millon de Montherlant (20 April 1895 — September 21, 1972) was a French essayist, novelist and one of the leading French dramatists of the twentieth century.


His early successes were works such as Les Célibataires (The Bachelors) in 1934, and the tetralogy Les Jeunes Filles (The Young Girls) (1936—1939), which sold millions of copies and was translated into 13 languages. At this time, Montherlant traveled regularly, mainly to Spain, Italy, and Algeria.

He wrote plays such as La Reine morte (1934), Pasiphaé (1936), Le Maître de Santiago (1947), Port-Royal (1954) and Le Cardinal d'Espagne (1960). He is particularly remembered as a playwright. In his plays, as well as in his novels, he frequently portrayed heroic characters displaying the moral standards he professed.

In Le Songe he described the courage and camaraderie of soldiers, based on his experiences in World War I. In the 1930s, he wrote numerous articles and books advocating intervention against Nazi Germany. During the German Occupation, his book L'Équinoxe de Septembre was banned by the German authorities. However, in Le Solstice de Juin, a book about the defeat of France in May and June 1940 (which he had covered as a reporter), he expressed his admiration for Wehrmacht and claimed that France had been justly defeated. This earned him the reputation of a collaborator, and got him in trouble after the Liberation. Like many scions of the old aristocracy, he had hated the Third Republic, especially as it had become in the aftermath of the Dreyfus Affair.

Although not openly gay, Montherlant treated homosexual themes in his work, including his play La Ville dont le prince est un enfant (1952) and novel Les Garçons (The Boys), published in 1969 but written four or five decades earlier. He maintained a private correspondence with Roger of Les Amitiés particulières (Special Friendships, 1943), also about sexual relationships between boys at a Roman Catholic boarding school.

Montherlant is remembered for his aphorism "Happiness writes in white ink on a white page," often misquoted in the shorter form "Happiness writes white."

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Total Books: 106
Chaos and Night
2009 - Chaos and Night [New York Review Books Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781590173046
ISBN-10: 159017304X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Los bestiarios/ The Bestiaries
2007 - Los Bestiarios/ the Bestiaries [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420630434
ISBN-10: 8420630438
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Don Juan Hijo De Nadie/ No One's Son
2007 - Don Juan Hijo De Nadie/ No One's Son [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437608242
ISBN-10: 8437608244
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Garder tout en composant tout
2001 - Garder Tout En Composant Tout (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070762262
ISBN-10: 2070762262

Les bestiaires
1999 - Les Bestiaires (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782070755448
ISBN-10: 2070755444

Les garons
1998 - Les Garons (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070405442
ISBN-10: 2070405443

Il y a encore des paradis
1998 - Il Y a Encore Des Paradis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782869594197
ISBN-10: 2869594194

The Bachelors
1996 - The Bachelors (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780704334847
ISBN-10: 0704334844

LaMort Qui Fait le Trottoir  Don Juan
1991 - Lamort Qui Fait Le Trottoir Don Juan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780828837248
ISBN-10: 0828837244

1990 - Pasifae (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788837301309
ISBN-10: 8837301308
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences

Celles Qu'on Prend dans ses Bras
1989 - Celles Qu'on Prend Dans Ses Bras (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780828896344
ISBN-10: 0828896348

Montherlant  Essais
1988 - Montherlant Essais (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782070103799
ISBN-10: 207010379X

Montherlant  Thtre
1987 - Montherlant Thtre (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782070103744
ISBN-10: 2070103749

Le Songe
1983 - Le Songe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070374588
ISBN-10: 2070374580
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1982 - Lesonge (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780828837569
ISBN-10: 0828837562

LesJeunes Filles   Vol 1
1978 - Lesjeunes Filles Vol 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780828837200
ISBN-10: 0828837201

Coups de soleil
1976 - Coups De Soleil (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070293636
ISBN-10: 2070293637

Tous feux teints carnets 1965 1966 1967 carnets sans dates
1975 - Tous Feux Teints Carnets 1965 1966 1967 Carnets Sans Dates (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782070108435
ISBN-10: 2070108430

The Boys
1974 - The Boys (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780297994176
ISBN-10: 0297994174
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1973 - Malatesta (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780318634869
ISBN-10: 0318634864

Mais Aimons Nous Ceux Que Nous Aimons
1973 - Mais Aimons Nous Ceux Que Nous Aimons (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780785901112
ISBN-10: 0785901116

Master of Santiago [French Edition] (Paperback)
Port-royal [Blackwell's French Texts] (Paperback)
Essais [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)Hardcover
Romans Vol 1 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
Romans Vol 2 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
Theatre [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
Romans Et Oeuvres De Fiction Non Theatrales [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade - French Edition] (Hardcover)
Service Inutile [French Edition] (Paperback)
Essais Critiques [Les cahiers de la NRF - French Edition] (Paperback)
Thrasylle [French Edition] (Other)
Moustique Roman [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Dessins [French Edition] (Hardcover)