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The Most Important French Writers

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Honoré de Balzac Report Abuse
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Voltaire Report Abuse
His works are fresh and interesting even so much time after his death. Voltaire is probably the youngest of them all.
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Victor Hugo Report Abuse
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Marcel Proust Report Abuse
So much sensibility rendered in such a calm and distinguished manner.
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Stendhal Report Abuse
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Alexandre Dumas, père Report Abuse
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Louis-Ferdinand Céline Report Abuse
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Gustav Flaubert Report Abuse
In my opinion, his work is the most innovative prose in the 19th century.
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George Sand Report Abuse
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Charles Baudelaire Report Abuse
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Simone de Beauvoir Report Abuse
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Albert Camus Report Abuse
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Antoine de Saint Exupéry Report Abuse
I like his eclectic style.
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Jean-Paul Sartre Report Abuse
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Donatien de Sade Report Abuse
A writer of religion in negative space, he inspired the whole lot of the 19th and 20th century, and is only at home in the 21st. No other writer is so far ahead of his time.
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Jules Verne Report Abuse
At some point during childhood, every boy is fascinated with the novels written by Jules Verne.
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Alfred de Musset Report Abuse
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