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Léon Cladel (1835–1892)

Cladel, Léon (klä-del’). A French romancist (1835–92); born at Montauban. He rose suddenly into prominence with his story ‘The Ridiculous Martyrs’ (1862), a satirical description of the lower walks of literature in Paris. This first success was repeated with the later novels: ‘Eral the Tamer’; the ‘My Peasants’ series; ‘Barefoot’; ‘A Woman under Ban’ (for this he suffered four weeks’ imprisonment); and many others.