André Theuriet

French poet and novelist

Claude Adhémar André Theuriet (8 October 1833, Marly-le-Roi - 23 April 1907) French poet and novelist, was born at Marly-le-Roi (Seine et Oise).

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Theuriet studied law in Paris and became a civil servant. He retired as a civil servant in 1886, almost 20 years after his first published book was issued. The was the Chemin des bois, a collection of poems, many of which had already appeared in the Revue des Deux Mondes.

Theuriet received in 1890 the French: prix Vitet from the French Academy, and was made a member of the Academy in 1896.


An omelette of truffles & asparagus has been named after him.


  • Le mariage de Gérard (1875)
  • Raymonde (1877)
  • Le fils Maugars (1879)
  • La maison des Deux Barbeaux (1879)
  • Sauvageonne (1880)
  • Reine des bois (1890)
  • Villa tranquille (1899)
  • Le manuscrit du chanoine (1902)

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