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

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804
 

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

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

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

Alexandre Dumas, filsAlexandre Dumas, fils
27 July 1824
Author

Romain RollandRomain Rolland
29 January 1866
Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Historian, Novelist,

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
05 February 1848
Writer, Art critic, 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

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
03 October 1897
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Poet, Novelist,
Maurice LeblancMaurice Leblanc
11 November 1864
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse KarrJean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
24 November 1808
Journalist, Writer, Novelist
François MauriacFrançois Mauriac
11 October 1885
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Playwright,

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
28 September 1803
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Historian,

Jean GionoJean Giono
30 March 1895
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist
Pierre LotiPierre Loti
14 January 1850
Writer, Q3349700, Novelist, Essayist, Diarist,

Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
01 September 1887
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,
Georges BernanosGeorges Bernanos
20 February 1888
Author

OuidaOuida
01 January 1839
Novelist

Pierre LouÿsPierre Louÿs
10 December 1870
Poet
Léon BloyLéon Bloy
11 July 1846
Writer, Poet, Essayist, Journalist, Novelist,

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Vernon LeeVernon Lee
14 October 1856
Writer
Maurice BarrèsMaurice Barrès
19 August 1862
Novelist

Eugène SueEugène Sue
26 January 1804
Novelist

Henry de MontherlantHenry de Montherlant
20 April 1895
Essayist

Pierre Drieu La RochellePierre Drieu La Rochelle
03 January 1893
Writer
Jean GiraudouxJean Giraudoux
29 October 1882
Playwright, Screenwriter, Diplomat, Novelist,
Henri BarbusseHenri Barbusse
17 May 1873
Writer, Journalist, Esperantist, Screenwriter,

Paul MorandPaul Morand
13 March 1888
Author

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

Émile GaboriauÉmile Gaboriau
09 November 1832
Writer
François CoppéeFrançois Coppée
26 January 1842
Poet

Charles NodierCharles Nodier
29 April 1780
Author

Albert RobidaAlbert Robida
14 May 1848
Illustrator

Paul BourgetPaul Bourget
02 September 1852
Novelist

Jules RomainsJules Romains
26 August 1885
Poet
Henri MurgerHenri Murger
27 March 1822
French author

Edmond de GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
26 May 1822
Writer
Louis-Sébastien MercierLouis-Sébastien Mercier
06 June 1740
Author

Vivant DenonVivant Denon
04 January 1747
Artist

Henri de RégnierHenri de Régnier
28 December 1864
Poet
Léon DaudetLéon Daudet
16 November 1867
Journalist

Remy de GourmontRemy de Gourmont
04 April 1858
Poet
Maxime Du CampMaxime Du Camp
08 February 1822
Writer

Charles Paul de KockCharles Paul de Kock
21 May 1793
Novelist

Philippe SoupaultPhilippe Soupault
02 August 1897
French writer

Étienne Pivert de SenancourÉtienne Pivert de Senancour
16 November 1770
Essayist

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

Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreMarceline Desbordes-Valmore
20 June 1786
Poet

Jean RichepinJean Richepin
04 February 1849
Poet

Édouard DujardinÉdouard Dujardin
10 November 1861
Writer
ChampfleuryChampfleury
17 September 1821
Art critic

Jules de GoncourtJules de Goncourt
17 December 1830
Novelist
Georges CourtelineGeorges Courteline
25 June 1858
Dramatist

Gustave AimardGustave Aimard
13 September 1818
Author

René BazinRené Bazin
26 December 1853
Novelist
Pierre Jean JouvePierre Jean Jouve
11 October 1887
Writer

Jacques RivièreJacques Rivière
15 July 1886
Writer
Louis HémonLouis Hémon
12 October 1880
Writer

Jean AicardJean Aicard
04 February 1848
Poet

Jean-Richard BlochJean-Richard Bloch
25 May 1884
Critic
Charles-Louis PhilippeCharles-Louis Philippe
04 August 1874
Novelist

Marcel PrévostMarcel Prévost
01 May 1862
Author
Petrus BorelPetrus Borel
26 June 1809
Writer

Pierre-Simon BallanchePierre-Simon Ballanche
04 August 1776
Writer

Jacques AudibertiJacques Audiberti
25 March 1899
Playwright

Sophie GaySophie Gay
01 July 1776
Author
René BoylesveRené Boylesve
14 April 1867
Writer
Marcel ArlandMarcel Arland
05 July 1899
Novelist

Jacques de LacretelleJacques de Lacretelle
14 July 1888
Novelist

Georges de Porto-RicheGeorges de Porto-Riche
20 May 1849
Dramatist

Paul HervieuPaul Hervieu
02 September 1857
Novelist
François, Vicomte de CurelFrançois, Vicomte de Curel
10 June 1854
Dramatist

Paul AdamPaul Adam
07 December 1862
Novelist

Nicolas-Edme RestifNicolas-Edme Restif
23 November 1734
Novelist

Edouard EstauniéEdouard Estaunié
04 February 1862
Novelist

Jules Barbey d'AurevillyJules Barbey d'Aurevilly
02 November 1808
Novelist
Léonard-Sylvain-Julien SandeauLéonard-Sylvain-Julien Sandeau
19 February 1811
Author

Maurice-Georges PaléologueMaurice-Georges Paléologue
13 January 1859
French diplomat and writer