List of French novelists

This is a list of novelists from France. Novelists in this list should be notable in some way, and ideally have Wikipedia articles on them.

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*François Rabelais, (ca. 1493-1553), author of "Gargantua" and "Pantagruel"
*Madame de Lafayette (1634-1693), author of "La Princesse de Clèves"
*Alain-René Le Sage, (1668-1747)
*Voltaire, (1694-1778), "philosophe", satirist, playwright, author of "Candide"
*Abbé Prévost, (1697-1763), author of "Manon Lescaut"
*Jean-Jacques Rousseau, (1712-1778), "philosophe", author of "Julie, or the New Heloise"
*Denis Diderot, (1713-1784), "philosophe", author of "Rameau's Nephew"
*Marquis de Sade, (1740-1814), author of "Justine" and "The 120 Days of Sodom"
*Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803), author of "Les liaisons dangereuses"
*François-René de Chateaubriand, (1768-1848)
*Stendhal, (1783-1842), author of "The Red and the Black", considered by some to be the first modern novel, and "The Charterhouse of Parma"
*Honoré de Balzac, (1799-1850), author of "La Comédie Humaine", a series of novels presenting a full picture of France in the early 19th century
*Alexandre Dumas, père, (1802-1870), author of "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Three Musketeers"
*Victor Hugo, (1802-1885), author of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Les Misérables"
*George Sand (1804-1876), pseudonym of Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, Baroness Dudevant
*Gustave Flaubert, (1821-1880), author of "Madame Bovary" and "Sentimental Education"
*Alexandre Dumas, fils, (1824-1895), author of "La Dame aux camélias"
*Edmond About, (1828-1885)
*Jules Verne, (1828-1905), writer of techno-thrillers like "Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea", and founding father of science fiction
*Hector Malot, (1830-1907)
*Alphonse Daudet, (1840-1897)
*Émile Zola, (1840-1902), naturalist, author of "Germinal" and "Nana"
*Anatole France (1844-1924)
*Joris-Karl Huysmans, (1848-1907), novelist of the perverse
*Guy de Maupassant, (1850-1893)
*Gaston Leroux, (1868-1927) author of "The Phantom of the Opera" and "The Mystery of the Yellow Room" which is recognized as the first Locked-Room puzzle mystery novel
*André Gide, (1869-1951)
*Henri Bordeaux, (1870-1963)
*Marcel Proust, (1871-1922), author of "In Search of Lost Time", sometimes seen as the greatest modernist novel
*Colette, (1873-1954), best known for "Gigi" and "Chéri"
*Alfred Jarry, (1873-1907), satirist, inventor of Pataphysics
*Louis Pergaud, (1882-1915)
*François Mauriac, (1885-1970)
*Adrien Bertrand, (1888-1917)
*Louis Ferdinand Céline, (1894-1961), author of "Journey to the End of the Night" and "Death on the Installment Plan" or "Mort à Crédit".
*Jean Giono, (1895-1970)
*André Malraux, (1901-1976)
*Marguerite Yourcenar, (1903-1987)
*Jean-Paul Sartre, (1905-1980), existentialist
*Pauline Réage, (1907-1998)
*Jean Genet (1910-1986)
*Pierre Boulle, (1912-1994), author of "The Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Planet of the Apes".
*Albert Camus, (1913-1960)
*Gilbert Cesbron, (1913-1979)
*Marguerite Duras, (1914-1996)
*Boris Vian, (1920-1959)
*Emmanuelle Arsan, (1932-)
*Régine Deforges, (1935-)
*Françoise Sagan, (1935-2004)
*Georges Perec, (1936-1982)
*Nancy Huston, (1953- )
*Michel Houellebecq, (1958-), Impact award winner
*Beatrice Hammer, (1963-)
*Romain Sardou (1974-)

ee also

*French literature
*Francophone literature
*List of novelists
*List of French language authors
*list of French language poets
*list of people by occupation
*list of French people
*list of people by nationality


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