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Antoine-François, Abbé Prévost d’Exiles (1697–1763)

Prévost d’Exiles, Antoine François (prā-vō-deg-zāl’), commonly called Abbé Prévost. A notable French novelist; born at Hesdin in Artois, April 1, 1697; died near Chantilly, Nov. 23, 1763. He gained great celebrity through his remarkable novels: ‘Memoirs of a Man of Quality’ (1728); ‘Cleveland’; ‘Manon Lescaut,’ his greatest work (1731); ‘Story of a Modern Greek Woman’ (1741). He also wrote some historical works and moral essays, and translated Richardson’s ‘Pamela’ and ‘Clarissa.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).