Halt, Marie Robert

BORN 30 May 1849, St.-Quentin, Aisne - DIED 20 Feb 1906, Paris
BIRTH NAME Malézieux, Marie Eulalie Eléonore
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière des Batignolles, 8 rue Saint-Just (division 08)

Marie Robert Halt was the daughter of the painter Jean-Baptiste Malézieux, who was known as 'Patiot'. After her mother died in 1854 and given her father's stressed financial circumstances she went to live in Paris with her uncle, the painter Désiré Laugée, when she was eight years old. During the 1870s and the 1880s she joined the cultural and political life of Paris. She married the novelist Charles Vieux and she adopted his literary pseudoym Robert Halt and wrote under the name of Marie Robert Halt. They were both influenced by the utopist charles Fournier and she supported feminism and social reform.

Her novel "Histoire d’un petit homme" (1883) received the price of the Académie Française. From 1882 she wrote a series of textbooks and reading books for schools. From her book "Suzette" over 1,5 million copies were printed between 1888 and 1930. The sequels "L'Enfance de Suzette" and "Le Ménage de Mme Sylvain" were further succeses. Her husband died in 1896 and Marie died in 1906 in Paris, a few months after her father's death.

• Husband: Halt, Robert (1881-1896, Paris)


The grave of Robert Halt and Marie Robert-Halt at the Cimetière des Batignolles, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2017)


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Halt, Robert

Published: 17 Jan 2024
Last update: 17 Jan 2024