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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Augustin Eugène Scribe (1791–1861)

Scribe, Augustin Eugène (skrēb). A French dramatist; born in Paris, Dec. 24, 1791; died on Feb. 20, 1861. For nearly forty years he was the most conspicuous playwright living. His collected ‘Œuvres’ (76 vols., issued 1874–85) contain all his works, which include novels and libretti as well as plays. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).