Pierre-Marie-Charles de Bernard du Grail de la Villette (24 February 1804 – 6 March 1850), better known simply as Charles de Bernard, was a French writer.
... Jules Arsène Arnaud Claretie wrote about Bernard with much praise He surpasses in energy and limpidity of composition ... Paris Sketch Book William Makepeace Thackeray discusses Bernard's writing M ... de Bernard's characters are men and women of genteel society--rascals enough, but living in no state of convulsive crimes and we follow him in his lively, malicious account of their manners ...
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