- Category : Writers-Playwright-script
- Type : ME
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Migration 2
French novelist and playwright.
Hervieu studied law, but sought also had contact with writes like Paul Verlaine and Alphonse Daudet. After graduating in 1877, he first practiced in a law firm, in 1879 qualified for the diplomatic service, and was posted in the French Embassy in Mexico. But he preferred to remain in France, where he attended fashionable literary salons, and the acquaintance of artists and writers such as Marcel Proust, Paul Bourget, Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy, Guy de Maupassant and Edgar Degas. On the recommendation of his friend Octave Mirbeau, he tried his hand as a journalist.
He contributed novels, tales and essays to the chief Parisian papers and reviews, and published a series of clever novels.
He was elected to the French Academy in 1900.
He died 25 October 1915, Paris, age 57.