Feuillet, Octave, a French novelist, was born at St. L6, in the department of La Manche. He' aided Dumas in literary work, and his first independent work was Le Fruit Befendu in La Nouvelle Revue. His Scenes et Proverbes and Scenes et Comedies represent about seven years' work, starting from 1848. In 1862 he was made an Academician, in which year he published Sybille, having already written in 1858 Le Roman dun Jeune Homme Pauvre, which to the thinking of many is his best work, though others prefer the tender sentimentality of Sybille, which is a pretty picture of the old rural patrician life. To a pleasant style and delicate touch, "Feuillet adds the qualities of delicacy and decency, though his tendency to sentimentality prevents his taking a very high place in the first rank of novelists. He wrote several other novels and comedies.