Review Of The Best French Authors

France has given the world some of its best writers. The country is known for its literary geniuses – from Jean Paul Sartre to philosopher Albert Camus – there are many notable writer.

Here is a sampling of prominent French authors

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Albert Camus, 1913-1960

Winner of Nobel Prize for Literature and the second youngest in history to do so, Camus is known for his novel, The Stranger.


Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1880

The author is known for his most well-known work, Madame Bovary, which was also his first published novel.


Victor Hugo, 1802-1885

He was a humanitarian who employed his literary skill to describe the injustices of society. His most popular works – Les Miserables, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


Alexandre Dumas, 1802-1870

He is the most widely-read French author. He wrote novels that were based on history and his works chronicled the adventures of his characters. The Three Musketeers an The Count of Montecristo are his famous books.

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