Paul Henri Corentin Feval, a French novelist, born at Rennes, Nov. 28, 1817. He belongs to an old legitimist family, studied law, but became a banker's clerk, and then a writer. His Mysteres de Londres (11 vols., 1844), somewhat in the vein of Sue and Soulie, passed through many editions, and has been translated into foreign languages. He has since published some 200 volumes, including Les amours de Paris (6 vols., 1845); Le fils du diable (12 vols., 1846); Les belles de nuit (8 vols., 1850); Le bossu (12 vols., 1858); and Les tribunaux secrets (8 vols., 1864). English translations of some of his novels appeared in 1870.