Bourget, Paul. French novelist and essayist, born at Amiens 1852. His novels are of the modern school of psychological analysis and insearch, and are written in a clear and pleasing style. He is said to take peculiar pains in revising and polishing what he writes. His Nouveaux Essais de Psychologie contemporaine are of much interest, and his novels, Un Crime d'Amour and Mensonges, are favourites with some.