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Goncourt, Edmond de

Goncourt, Edmond de (1822–96) French novelist and social historian. He collaborated with his brother Jules (1830–70) on The Journal of the Goncourts (1836–40), a personal account of Parisian society, and the novels Germinie Lacerteux (1864) and Madame Gervaisais (1869). In his will, he provided for the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary award.

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