Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Edmond About which are The King of the Mountains and The Man With The Broken Ear. About made his name as an entertaining anti-clerical writer. Was one of the few younger authors of note who adhered to the second empire, he enjoyed the special favor of Napoleon III. Novels selected for this book: - The King of the Mountains. - The Man With The Broken Ear. This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.