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Jules de Goncourt

Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt (pronounced [ʒyl də ɡɔ̃kuʁ]; 17 December 1830 – 20 June 1870) was a French writer, who published books together with his brother Edmond. Jules was born and died in Paris. His death at the age of 39 was at Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy of a stroke brought on by syphilis.[1]

The Prix Goncourt is awarded annually in his honor.


With Edmond de Goncourt:

  • Sœur Philomène (1861)
  • Renée Mauperin (1864)
  • Germinie Lacerteux (1865)
  • Manette Salomon (1867)
  • Madame Gervaisais (1869)
  • Journal des Goncourt (published posthumously)

See alsoEdit

  • Goncourt brothers, which describes the nature of the partnership and their creative style.


  1. ^ "Jules Goncourt". Dictionary of Art Historians. Retrieved 25 July 2014.

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