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  1. joint pen name of É·mile Erckmann [ey-meel] /eɪˈmil/, 1822–99, and A·le·xan·dre Chatrian [a-lek-sahn-druh] /a lɛkˈsɑ̃ drə/, 1826–90, collaborating French novelists and dramatists.
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Historical Examples

  • It is possible that some readers may say, "Where are Erckmann-Chatrian?"

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2

    George Saintsbury

  • But Erckmann-Chatrian took it from a much later story-teller.

  • Erckmann-Chatrian (sha˙t-ri-n˙), the joint name of two French-Alsatian writers of fiction.

  • As we bowled along in pursuit the scene reminded me of descriptions in the novels of Sienkiewicz or Erckmann-Chatrian.

  • Erckmann-Chatrian's books had been an introduction to the lovely region; and several of them were our companions there.