(1870–1963). French novelist and essayist, author of solid detailed narratives supporting an ethic of family loyalty, self-sacrifice, and traditional moral and religious values. Professional milieux (legal, medical) are carefully evoked, also urban and provincial settings (Savoie). His best work dates from the early 1900s: La Peur de vivre (1902), Les Rocquevillard (1906), La Croisée des chemins (1909), La Robe de laine (1910).
From The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French in Oxford Reference.