Find out more about the greatest 19th Century French Novelists, including Jules Verne, Alexandre Dumas, Guy de Maupassant, W. Somerset Maugham and George Sand.
Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade
02 June 1740
Erotic Novelist
Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802
 

Jules VerneJules Verne
08 February 1828
Writer

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804
 

ColetteColette
28 January 1873
Novelist

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850
Novelist & Short Story Writer
Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert
12 December 1821
Novelist, Writer

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet
Anatole FranceAnatole France
16 April 1844
Writer

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer
Alfred de MussetAlfred de Musset
11 December 1810
Dramatist, Poet, Novelist

Maurice LeblancMaurice Leblanc
11 November 1864
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer

Alexandre Dumas, filsAlexandre Dumas, fils
27 July 1824
Author

Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
14 July 1816
Racial theorist, Philosopher, Writer, Diplomat,

Romain RollandRomain Rolland
29 January 1866
Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Historian, Novelist,
Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
05 February 1848
Writer, Art critic, Novelist

Théophile GautierThéophile Gautier
31 August 1811
writer, journalist, playwright, literary critic,

Gaston LerouxGaston Leroux
06 May 1868
Journalist, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
03 October 1897
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Poet, Novelist,
Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry
08 September 1873
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
28 September 1803
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Historian,
François MauriacFrançois Mauriac
11 October 1885
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Playwright,

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse KarrJean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
24 November 1808
Journalist, Writer, Novelist

Henry Gauthier-VillarsHenry Gauthier-Villars
08 August 1859
Writer
Jean GionoJean Giono
30 March 1895
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist

Liane de PougyLiane de Pougy
02 July 1869
Vedette
Robert de MontesquiouRobert de Montesquiou
07 March 1855
Poet

Kathleen O'MearaKathleen O'Meara
1839 AD
Writer

Georges BernanosGeorges Bernanos
20 February 1888
Author
Pierre LotiPierre Loti
14 January 1850
Writer, Q3349700, Novelist, Essayist, Diarist,

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Frieda LawrenceFrieda Lawrence
11 August 1879
Writer
Auguste MaquetAuguste Maquet
13 September 1813
Writer

OuidaOuida
01 January 1839
Novelist

Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
01 September 1887
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,

Maurice SandMaurice Sand
30 June 1823
Writer
Joseph KesselJoseph Kessel
10 February 1898
Journalist
Henry de MontherlantHenry de Montherlant
20 April 1895
Essayist

Léon BloyLéon Bloy
11 July 1846
Writer, Poet, Essayist, Journalist, Novelist,

Maurice BarrèsMaurice Barrès
19 August 1862
Novelist

Pierre LouÿsPierre Louÿs
10 December 1870
Poet
Vernon LeeVernon Lee
14 October 1856
Writer

Pierre Drieu La RochellePierre Drieu La Rochelle
03 January 1893
Writer

Jane DieulafoyJane Dieulafoy
29 June 1851
Archaeologist

Jean GiraudouxJean Giraudoux
29 October 1882
Playwright, Screenwriter, Diplomat, Novelist,

Eugène SueEugène Sue
26 January 1804
Novelist
Leo TaxilLeo Taxil
21 March 1854
Journalist

Henri BarbusseHenri Barbusse
17 May 1873
Writer, Journalist, Esperantist, Screenwriter,
Raymond RousselRaymond Roussel
20 January 1877
Poet

Joséphin PéladanJoséphin Péladan
28 March 1858
Novelist

Paul MorandPaul Morand
13 March 1888
Author
Jules RenardJules Renard
22 February 1864
writer, aphorist, playwright, novelist, diarist

Paul BourgetPaul Bourget
02 September 1852
Novelist
Edmond de GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
26 May 1822
Writer

Marcel SchwobMarcel Schwob
23 August 1867
Writer

Jules Barbey d'AurevillyJules Barbey d'Aurevilly
02 November 1808
Novelist

Émile GaboriauÉmile Gaboriau
09 November 1832
Writer

Vivant DenonVivant Denon
04 January 1747
Artist
Maurice-Georges PaléologueMaurice-Georges Paléologue
13 January 1859
French diplomat and writer

Henri MurgerHenri Murger
27 March 1822
French author

Jules RomainsJules Romains
26 August 1885
Poet

Charles NodierCharles Nodier
29 April 1780
Author
Albert RobidaAlbert Robida
14 May 1848
Illustrator

Nicolas-Edme RestifNicolas-Edme Restif
23 November 1734
Novelist
Louis-Sébastien MercierLouis-Sébastien Mercier
06 June 1740
Author

Maxime Du CampMaxime Du Camp
08 February 1822
Writer

Charles Paul de KockCharles Paul de Kock
21 May 1793
Novelist
Léon DaudetLéon Daudet
16 November 1867
Journalist

Remy de GourmontRemy de Gourmont
04 April 1858
Poet
Philippe SoupaultPhilippe Soupault
02 August 1897
French writer

Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreMarceline Desbordes-Valmore
20 June 1786
Poet

Henri de RégnierHenri de Régnier
28 December 1864
Poet
Jean RichepinJean Richepin
04 February 1849
Poet

Catulle MendèsCatulle Mendès
22 May 1841
Poet
Tristan BernardTristan Bernard
07 September 1866
Playwright

François CoppéeFrançois Coppée
26 January 1842
Poet

ChampfleuryChampfleury
17 September 1821
Art critic

Édouard DujardinÉdouard Dujardin
10 November 1861
Writer
Jules de GoncourtJules de Goncourt
17 December 1830
Novelist
Léonard-Sylvain-Julien SandeauLéonard-Sylvain-Julien Sandeau
19 February 1811
Author

Étienne Pivert de SenancourÉtienne Pivert de Senancour
16 November 1770
Essayist

Louis HémonLouis Hémon
12 October 1880
Writer

Jacques RivièreJacques Rivière
15 July 1886
Writer
Georges CourtelineGeorges Courteline
25 June 1858
Dramatist

Pierre Jean JouvePierre Jean Jouve
11 October 1887
Writer

Paul AdamPaul Adam
07 December 1862
Novelist

René BazinRené Bazin
26 December 1853
Novelist

Petrus BorelPetrus Borel
26 June 1809
Writer
Charles-Louis PhilippeCharles-Louis Philippe
04 August 1874
Novelist

Marcel PrévostMarcel Prévost
01 May 1862
Author
Sophie GaySophie Gay
01 July 1776
Author

Jean-Richard BlochJean-Richard Bloch
25 May 1884
Critic
Gustave AimardGustave Aimard
13 September 1818
Author
Jean AicardJean Aicard
04 February 1848
Poet