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Pierre de Marivaux

Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (February 4, 1688 - February 12, 1763) is considered the most important French playwright of the 18th century, writing numerous comedies for La Comédie Française[?] and La Comédie Italienne[?] of Paris.

He was born in Paris.

His most important works are The Game of Love and Chance 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.

The French word marivaudage signifies the flirtatious bantering tone characteristic of Marivaux's dialogues.



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