Charles Monselet

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Charles Monselet
Portrait by Gaston Vuillier.
Self-portrait
in La Plume en 1891.
Charles Monselet
as a gastronome, after André Gill.
Autograph
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.

References[edit]

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