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Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701)

Scudéry, Madeleine (skü-dār-ē’). A French novelist; born at Havre, 1607; died at Paris, June 2, 1701. Her stories were greatly admired in their day; but they are now found monotonous and bombastic. This “new Sappho’s” most celebrated work is ‘Artamenes; or, The Great Cyrus’ (10 vols., 1649–58), in which the author’s contemporaries figure under ancient names. She also wrote ‘Ibrahim’ and ‘Clélie,’ romances. Besides novels she wrote ‘Conversations’; ‘Fables’; ‘Light Verses.’