M. EDOUARD FOURNIER.
M. Edouard Fournier, the celebrated author and littérateur, died in Paris yesterday, at the age of 61 years. He first appeared in literature as the writer of feuilletons in Le Loiret, in 1842. He was an industrious and brillant worker, and turned out a large number of reviews, critiques, and dramatic pieces. Subsequently he published numerous scholarly works, among them « L’Essai sur l’Art Lyrique au théâtre, » « Essai Historique sur l’Orthographe, » « L’Esprit dans l’Histoire, » « Le Théâtre français, avant la Rénaissance, » « Les Prussiens chez nous, » (1872,) &c. M. Fournier was connected at different periods with Le Siècle, Le Constitutionnel, Le Moniteur universel, Le Figaro, Le Gaulois, La France, La Revue Française, La Gazette, and many other journals and reviews. Among his plays are « Christian et Marguerite, » « Le Roman du Village, » Titus et Berenice, » « La Fille de Molière, » and « Guttenberg, » a five-act drama in verse. He was several times laureate of the Academy, was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1862, and in 1872 was appointed Librarian to the Minister of the Interior.
The death is announced, from Paris, of Gustave Flaubert, the French novelist. He was born at Rouen Dec. 12, 1821. He began the study of medicine, but soon abandonned it and turned his attention to literature. His first novel — « Madame De Bovary » — was published in 1857. This met with much success, partly because of legal proceedings taken against its author on the ground of its immorality. Theese proceedings, however, fell to the ground. He published, in 1862, « Salammbo, » a novel which embodied the results of his explorations about Carthage. Among his later Works is « L’Education Sentimentale, Histoire d’un Jeune Homme, » in two volumes, published in 1869. He was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1866.