Liberty leading the people

During the 19th Century France gave birth to a number of authors whose work ranks amongst the greatest literature of the Western world.

Here you will find brief biographies of Alexandre Dumas writer of epic adventures, and Jules Verne inventor of science fiction. Victor Hugo the politically motivated champion of the oppressed, Honoré de Balzac with his huge cast of inter-related characters and the master of the short story Guy de Maupassant.