See also:CHARLES DE
See also:BERNARD DU GRAIL DE LA VILLETTE (1804-185o), French writer, was
See also:born at
See also:Besancon on the 25th of
See also:February 1804 . After studying for the
See also:law, and then taking to journalism, he was encouraged by Balzac (whose Peau de chagrin he had reviewed) to settle in
See also:Paris and devote himself to authorship; and the result was a series of volumes of fiction, remarkable for their picture of provincial society and the Parisian bourgeoisie . The best of these are Le Nexud gordien (1838), containing among other
See also:short stories Une Aventure de magistrat, from which
See also:Sardou drew his
See also:comedy of the Pommes du voisin; Gerfaut (1838), considered his masterpiece;
See also:Les Ailes d'Icare (184o), La Peau du lion (1841) and Le Gentilhomtne campagnard (1847) . His Euvres completes (12 vols.), which appeared after his
See also:death on the 6th of
See also:March 185o, include also his
See also:poetry and two comedies written in collaboration with " Leonce " (C . H . L . Laurengot, 1805-1862) . A flattering appreciation by Armand de Pontmartin is prefixed to Un Beau-pere in this collection . In W . M . Thackeray's Paris
See also:book (" On some fashionable French novels ") there is an admirable
See also:criticism of Bernard . See also an
See also:essay by
See also:James in French Poets and Novelists (1884) .
BERNARD OF CHARTRES (Io8o?-1167)
CLAUDE BERNARD (1813-1878)
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