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Janin, Jules Gabriel
Critic and novelist, born at St. Étienne, France; took to journalism early, and established a reputation by his lively dramatic criticisms in the Journal des Débats; his gift of ready composition betrayed him into a too prolific output of work, and it is doubtful if any of his many novels and articles will long survive his day and generation; they, however, brought him wealth and celebrity in his own lifetime; he succeeded in 1870 to Sainte-Beuve's chair in the French Academy (1804-1874).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Janin, Jules Gabriel'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/j/janin-jules-gabriel.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.