EDMOND AND JULES DE GONCOURT
\ˈɛdmənd and d͡ʒˈuːlz də ɡˈɒnkɔːt], \ˈɛdmənd and dʒˈuːlz də ɡˈɒnkɔːt], \ˈɛ_d_m_ə_n_d a_n_d dʒ_ˈuː_l_z d_ə ɡ_ˈɒ_n_k_ɔː_t]\
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French novelists and miscellaneous prose-writers, brothers. Edmond was born in Nancy, May 26, 1822; died at Paris, July 16, 1896. Jules was born in Paris, Dec. 17, 1830; died near Paris, June 20, 1870. From childhood their personal intimacy was as close as their literary union subsequently became. The detailed account of them presented elsewhere makes it necessary to allude only to a work on "Art in the Eighteenth Century", many of the pictures in which are from the brush of Jules, who was a finished artist. Both were scholars of no mean attainments, and possessed equally the facile and strenuous talent that made them co-builders of a single renown.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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