Louis de Boissy  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Louis de Boissy (26 November 1694, Vic-sur-Cère - 19 April 1758, Paris) was a French writer. He was elected to seat 6 of the Académie française on 12 August 1754. He wrote satires and several comedies, of which the best is Les Dehors trompeurs ou l'Homme du jour (The False Appearances, or the Man of the Moment), the hit of the 1740 season, with a cast including Quinault-Dufresne and Jeanne Quinault. He had the concession to print the Mercure de France. His son was Louis Michel de Boissy.


  • L'Impatient (1724)
  • Le Babillard (The Chatterbox, 1725)
  • Le Français à Londres (The Frenchman in London, 1727)
  • L'Époux par supercherie (The Husband by Trickery, 1744)

The CESAR website (see the link below) lists about 60 titles of plays by Boissy; not all were produced or published. His works were published in 9 volumes in-8, Paris, 1766.

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