Eugène Sue (1804 - 1857) - Author Collection
Joseph Marie Eugène Sue (20 January 1804 – 3 August 1857) was a French novelist. His Mathilde (1841) contains the first known expression of the popular proverb "La vengeance se mange très-bien froide", lately expressed in English as "Revenge is a dish best served cold". He was strongly affected by the Socialist ideas of the day, and these prompted his most famous works, the "anti-Catholic" novels: Les Mystères de Paris (published in Journal des débats from 19 June 1842 until 15 October 1843) and Le Juif errant (tr. "The Wandering Jew") (10 vols., 1844–1845), which were among the most popular specimens of the serial novel.