Kock, Paul Charles de

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Kock, Paul Charles de


Born May 21, 1793, in Passy, near Paris; died Aug. 29, 1871, in Romainville, Seine Department. French writer. Author of more than 400 works published beginning in 1812 (novels, melodramas, comedies, vaudevilles, poetry).

Kock was particularly popular as a novelist in the 1820’s through the 1890’s. The bourgeois reader liked his intricate comic plots, frivolous heroes, who were from the bourgeoisie and the lower middle class, and sentimental happy endings. Kock’s novels were translated into many European languages. His name was traditionally used to describe frivolous literature.


Oeuvres complètes illustrées, vols. 1–299. Paris [1902–05].
Poln. sobr. soch., vols. 1–12. St. Petersburg, 1900–01.


Belinskii, V. G. Poln. sobr. soch., vol. 2. Moscow, 1953. Pages 488–92.
Istoriia frantsuzskoi literatury, vol. 2. Moscow, 1956.
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