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Jules Claretie (1840–1913)

Claretie, Jules (klär-tē’). A French novelist and dramatist; born at Limoges, Dec. 3, 1840; died in 1913. He wrote a long series of very successful novels, the most noteworthy of them being: ‘Madeleine Bertin’ (1868); ‘The Million’ (1882); ‘Monsieur the Minister’ (1882); ‘Jean Mornas’ (1885); ‘Candidat!’ (1887); ‘The American Woman’ (1892). He wrote also some striking chapters of contemporary history, as ‘The Revolution of 1870–71’; ‘Paris Besieged’; ‘Five Years After: Alsace and Lorraine since Annexation.’ His dramatic compositions relate mostly to the time of the great Revolution. He became administrator of the Comédie Française in 1885, and was chosen member of the Academy in 1888.