Jean Adrien Antoine Jules JusserandJean Adrien Antoine Jules Jusserand (February 18, 1855 - 1932), French author and diplomatist, was born at Lyons.
Entering the diplomatic service in 1876, he jecame in 1878 consul in London. After an interval spent in Tunis he returned to London in 1887 as a member of the French Embassy. In 1890 he became French minister at Copenhagen, and in 1902 was transferred to Washington.
A close student of English literature, he produced some very lucid and vivacious monographs on comparatively little-known subjects:
- Le Theâtre en Angleterre depuis la conquéte jusqu'aux predecesseurs immediats de Shakespeare (1878)
- Le Roman au temps de Shakespeare (1887; Eng. trans. by Miss E. Lee, 1890)
- Les Anglais au moyen âge: la menomade et les routes d'Angleterre au XIV' siècle (1884; Eng. trans., English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages, by LT Smith, 1889)
- L'Epopée de Langland (1893; Eng. trans., Piers Plowman, 1894).