Étienne Rey

Étienne Rey (1 March 1879 – 16 February 1965)[1] was a French writer, dramatist and literary critic[2] and one of the first best-seller writers of the Grasset publisher.[3]

His play La belle aventure, co-written with Robert de Flers and Gaston Arman de Caillavet was premiered in 1913 at the Théâtre du Vaudeville, and played again numerous times.[4] It has been adapted to the screen in 1917, 1932 and 1942 under the title The Beautiful Adventure.


  • 1911: Sous la Lumière rouge, drama in 3 acts
  • 1912: La renaissance de l'orgueil français, Ed. Grasset
  • 1913:[5] La belle aventure: comedy in three acts (with Gaston Arman de Caillavet and Robert de Flers), performed at the Théâtre de l'Odéon in 1927 and 1949[6]
  • 1924: Ce que femme veut: comedy in three acts
  • 1925: Éloge du mensonge, Ed. Hachette
  • 1926: Le Livre de Stendhal sur l'amour
  • 1929: La Vie amoureuse de Berlioz, Ed. Flammarion


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