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Pierre de Marivaux (1688–1763)

Marivaux, Pierre Carlet de Chamberlain de (mä-ri-vō’). A distinguished French dramatist and novelist; born in Paris, Feb. 4, 1688; died on Feb. 12, 1763. His peculiar style gave rise to the term “marivaudage.” His principal plays were: ‘Game of Love and Chance’ (1730); ‘School of Manners’ (1732); ‘The Legacy’ (1736); etc.; his chief novels ‘Marianne’ (1731–41), his masterpiece, said to have been the model of Richardson’s ‘Pamela’; ‘The Upstart Peasant’ (new ed. 1865); etc. ‘Works,’ 10 vols., 1827–30.