Pierre de Marivaux  

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Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux, commonly referred to as Marivaux (February 4, 1688 - February 12, 1763), was a French novelist and dramatist.

He is considered one of the most important French playwrights of the 18th century, writing numerous comedies for the Comédie-Française and the Comédie-Italienne of Paris. His most important works are Le Triomphe de l'amour, Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard and Les Fausses Confidences. He also published a number of essays and two important but unfinished novels, La Vie de Marianne and Le Paysan parvenu.




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