Emile Souvestre, a French author, born in Morlaix, April 15, 1806, died in Paris, July 5, 1854. After failing to get his first drama performed in Paris, he became in 1820 a publisher's clerk at Nantes, and finally a journalist and litterateur, settling in Paris about 1830. After the revolution of 1848 he received a professorship in the new school of administrative science, and delivered popular lectures there and subsequently in Switzerland, which were published under the title of Causeries historiques et litteraires (2 vols., 1854). He excelled as a writer of didactic novels and tales. His Philo-sophesous les toits received in 1851 an academical prize. Shortly after his death the Lambert prize for the most beneficent works was given on his behalf to his widow, who also wrote and translated various works. His sketches of life in Brittany include Les derniers Bretons (4 vols., 1835-'7). In 1868 an English translation of his "Legends of Brittany" appeared in New York, and one of "Pleasure of Old Age " in London.