[al-fawns] /alˈfɔ̃s/ (Show IPA), 1840–97, French novelist and short-story writer.
his son, Léon
[ley-awn] /leɪˈɔ̃/ (Show IPA), 1867–1942, French journalist and novelist.
Historical Examples

There is irony in Daudet’s handling of these humbler figures, but it is compassionate and almost affectionate.
The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2) Alphonse Daudet

And Daudet was honest; perhaps because he knew no better—but he was very honest.
Notes on Life and Letters Joseph Conrad

Zola is objective, Daudet with equal scope and fearlessness shows more personal feeling and hence more delicacy.
Fromont and Risler, Complete Alphonse Daudet

For incident as well as for character Daudet goes to real life.
The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2) Alphonse Daudet

Daudet’s talents were then at their best and united in happy combination for that splendid effort which was not to be renewed.
Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern Volume 11 Various

They form the quadrilateral wherein Daudet’s fame is secure.
The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2) Alphonse Daudet

This trait in the man of the Midi is one that Daudet has brought out humorously in the Tartarin books.
Frdric Mistral Charles Alfred Downer

You are all content with what Daudet called your abominable cuisine.
Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick

Her very adjectives were Mistral’s, her very exaggerations Daudet’s.
Our House Elizabeth Robins Pennell

The words will apply with equal felicity to Daudet’s success.
Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern Volume 11 Various

Alphonse (alfɔ̃s). 1840–97, French novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist: noted particularly for his humorous sketches of Provençal life, as in Lettres de mon moulin (1866)


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