Memoirs of a Proper Young Man
Les Mémoires d'un jeune homme rangé
Author: Tristan Bernard
Description: Tristan Bernard was a playwright, novelist, journalist, and lawyer who wrote for the théâtre de boulevard, a genre meant to entertain middle-class audiences on Sunday afternoons. He had a sharp eye for the ridiculous and keen tendency to deflate pompous characters.
Although much admired for his quick-witted plays, this novel was greatly appreciated by his contemporaries. Early editions include illustrations by Hermann-Paul.
Publisher: A. Fayard