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Jules Janin (1804–1874)

Janin, Jules (zhä-na‘). A French critic, journalist, and novelist; born in St. Étienne, Feb. 16, 1804; died at Paris, June 19, 1874. He displayed an incredible aptitude for detecting the public taste, and guiding himself wholly by it. In 1870 he was elected to the French Academy. Among his stories and novels, ‘The Dead Donkey and the Guillotined Woman,’ ‘Confession,’ and ‘A Heart for Two Loves,’ are conspicuous. His permanent work is probably the collection of papers called ‘History of Dramatic Literature.’