Bernadin De Saint Pierre

Bernadin De Saint Pierre books and biography


Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre


Jacques-Henri Bernardin
Jacques-Henri Bernardin
French literature
By category
French literary history

16th century - 17th century
18th century -19th century
20th century - Contemporary

French Writers

Chronological list
Writers by category
Novelists - Playwrights
Poets - Essayists
Short story writers

France Portal
Literature Portal
This box: view  talk  edit

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (January 19, 1737 - January 21, 1814) was a French writer and botanist. He is best known for his 1787 novel Paul et Virginie. In 1795 he was elected to the Institut de France the predecessor of the Académie Française.

He was born in Le Havre. He died in Éragny, Val-d'Oise.

From Antoine-Louis Barye: Sculptor of Romantic Realism by Glenn F. Benge, p.8:

"Bayre's predators devouring their living prey indulge the emotions in a Romantic way of course, but they also embody a romantically moralizing point of view like those held by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Mme de Staël, and Victor Hugo. The Oeuvres complètes of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre appeared in Paris in 1834 and was surely known to Bayre, for the author was the former director of the zoo in the Jardin des Plantes and one of the "masters of genuine poetry" for the archromantic Mme de Staël. Bernardin de Saint-Pierre maintained that a carnivorous animal in devouring its prey alive committed a sin against the laws of its own nature."


  • Voyage à l'Île de France, à l'île Bourbon et au cap de Bonne-Espérance, 2 vol. (1773)
  • L'Arcadie (1781)
  • Études de la nature, 3 vol. (1784)
  • Paul et Virginie (1787)
  • La Chaumière indienne (1790)
  • Le Café de Surate (1790)
  • Les Voeux d'un solitaire (1790)
  • De la nature de la morale (1798)
  • Voyage en Sibérie (1807)
  • Harmonies de la nature, 3 vol. (1815)

This article might use material from a Wikipedia article, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Sponsored Links

Paul And Virginia

By Bernadin De Saint Pierre

Paul And Virginia
Details Report
Share this Book!
message of the week Message of The Week

Bookyards Youtube channel is now active. The link to our Youtube page is here.

If you have a website or blog and you want to link to Bookyards. You can use/get our embed code at the following link.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Bookyards Facebook, Tumblr, Blog, and Twitter sites are now active. For updates, free ebooks, and for commentary on current news and events on all things books, please go to the following:

Bookyards at Facebook

Bookyards at Twitter

Bookyards at Pinterest

Bookyards atTumblr

Bookyards blog

message of the daySponsored Links