Gil Blas (periodical)

Gil Blas (periodical)

"Je soupe chez ma femme" ("I Sup with My Wife"). Cover illustration by Théophile Steinlen for a story from "Monsieur, madame et bébé" by Gustave Droz, published in the Gil Blas magazine

Gil Blas (or Le Gil Blas) was a Parisian literary periodical founded by Augustin-Alexandre Dumont in November 1879. It was in publication until 1914. Named for Alain-René Lesage's novel Gil Blas, it serialized famous novels such as Émile Zola's Germinal (1884) and L'Œuvre (1885) before they appeared in book form.


Some well-known authors who were published in Gil Blas include:

External links

  • Digitized issues of Gil Blas from 1879 to 1940 in Gallica, the digital library of the BnF