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Charles Paul de Kock (1793–1871)

Kock, Charles Paul de (kōk). A French novelist and playwright; born at Passy, May 21, 1793; died at Paris, Aug. 29, 1871. A remarkably prolific writer, his long series of novels, nearly all of which he worked over for the theatre, became the fashion with a certain “emancipated” circle of readers on both sides of the ocean. They showed observation and knowledge of their subject, the Parisian lower-class life of his time, and were emphatically realistic. Among the most popular were: ‘Georgette’ (1820); ‘Gustave’ (1821); ‘Monsieur Dupont’ (1824); ‘Wife, Husband, and Lover’ (1829); ‘The Man with Three Pairs of Trousers’ (1840); ‘A Woman with Three Faces’ (1859); ‘The Millionaire’ (1887). He also wrote popular songs.