"Rodolphe found Mademoiselle Laure at the trysting place. Good, said he, for punctuality she is a feminine Breguet."
The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter (the work that inspired Puccini for his opera “La Bohème"), 1848
Born in Paris, the French writer Henri Murger (1822-1861) published Les Scènes de la vie de bohème (Scenes of Bohemian Life) in 1848. Its immediate success let him to adapt it for the stage in 1851 and it was later to inspire Giacomo Puccini’s celebrated opera, La Bohème, in 1896.