La France juive

Jewish France
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Édouard Drumont
AuthorÉdouard Drumont
Original titleLa France juive
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La France juive ("Jewish France"), subtitled Essay on Contemporary History, is an antisemitic tract published by Édouard Drumont in 1886.[1][2]

Publication and success

A work of 1,200 pages, released in two volumes, it ran to 140 printings during the two years following its initial publication. In 1888 an abridged version of one volume was published. The book was reissued by the publisher Flammarion in 1938, then by Éditions du Trident in 1986. In 2012, it was reissued by the publishing house KontreKulture, run by the nationalist Equality and Reconciliation political group.

La France juive became a major success and achieved great fame. Its success was due in part to the inclusion of a list of names of famous people against whom the author made accusations in the book. Many buyers were inspired by curiosity to see if anyone they knew appeared on the list.