Charles Monselet

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Charles Monselet
Portrait by Gaston Vuillier.
in La Plume en 1891.
Charles Monselet
as a gastronome, after André Gill.
in the poem Amelia.

Charles Monselet (30 April 1825, Nantes - 19 May 1888, Paris) was a French journalist, novelist, poet and playwright, nicknamed "the king of the gastronomes" by his contemporaries. He specialised in comedic and romantic novels and his total output was around 40 volumes.


  • Kilien Stengel. Anthologie des Poètes de la bonne chère, ed.Table Ronde (groupe Gallimard), 2007.