French bestsellers, 1811–1850
Compiled by Martyn Lyons

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Converted to an online database by Marie Léger-St-Jean in July 2015.

For methodology and analysis, please consult Lyons' work:

"Les best-sellers". Le triomphe du livre: une histoire sociologique de la lecture dans la France du XIXe siècle, p. 76‑104. "Histoire du livre". Paris: Éditions du Cercle de la Librairie, 1987.
"In Search of the Bestsellers of Nineteenth-Century France, 1815-1850". Reading culture and writing practices in nineteenth-century France, p. 15‑42. "Studies in book and print culture". Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008.