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

Jules VerneJules Verne
08 February 1828
Writer

ColetteColette
28 January 1873
Novelist

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850
Novelist & Short Story Writer

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804
 
Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert
12 December 1821
Novelist, Writer

Anatole FranceAnatole France
16 April 1844
Writer

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer
Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet

Alfred de MussetAlfred de Musset
11 December 1810
Dramatist, Poet, Novelist
Georges BatailleGeorges Bataille
10 September 1897
Philosopher, Librarian, Poet, Novelist, Writer,

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

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

Gaston LerouxGaston Leroux
06 May 1868
Journalist, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Théophile GautierThéophile Gautier
31 August 1811
writer, journalist, playwright, literary critic,

Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry
08 September 1873
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist

Marcel PagnolMarcel Pagnol
28 February 1895
Theatre director, Film director, Writer,
Louis AragonLouis Aragon
03 October 1897
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Poet, Novelist,

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

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

Alexandre Dumas, filsAlexandre Dumas, fils
27 July 1824
Author

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse KarrJean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
24 November 1808
Journalist, Writer, Novelist
Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
01 September 1887
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,
Pierre LotiPierre Loti
14 January 1850
Writer, Q3349700, Novelist, Essayist, Diarist,

OuidaOuida
01 January 1839
Novelist

Pierre LouÿsPierre Louÿs
10 December 1870
Poet

Georges BernanosGeorges Bernanos
20 February 1888
Author
Maurice BarrèsMaurice Barrès
19 August 1862
Novelist

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Jean GionoJean Giono
30 March 1895
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist

Eugène SueEugène Sue
26 January 1804
Novelist

Pierre Drieu La RochellePierre Drieu La Rochelle
03 January 1893
Writer

Léon BloyLéon Bloy
11 July 1846
Writer, Poet, Essayist, Journalist, Novelist,
Jean GiraudouxJean Giraudoux
29 October 1882
Playwright, Screenwriter, Diplomat, Novelist,

Vernon LeeVernon Lee
14 October 1856
Writer
Henri BarbusseHenri Barbusse
17 May 1873
Writer, Journalist, Esperantist, Screenwriter,

Jules RenardJules Renard
22 February 1864
writer, aphorist, playwright, novelist, diarist

Paul Charles Joseph BourgetPaul Charles Joseph Bourget
02 September 1852