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Fortuné du Boisgobey (1821–1891)

Boisgobey, Fortuné-Abraham du (bwä-gō-bā’). A French novelist; born in Granville, Sept. 11, 1821; died in Feb. 1891. In 1844–48 he was paymaster in the army at Algiers, and began to write in 1868, somewhat on the lines of Émile Gaboriau. His novels were popular and include: ‘The Scoundrels’ (Paris, 1873); ‘Chevalier Casse-Cou’ (1873); ‘The Mysteries of Modern Paris’ (1876); ‘The Demi-Monde under the Terror’ (1877); ‘The Old Age of M. Lecoq’ (1878); ‘The Cat’s Eye’ (1888); and ‘The Cold Hand’ (1879).