Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Pigault-Lebrun (1753–1835)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Pigault-Lebrun (1753–1835)

Pigault-Lebrun (pē-go”lė-bru‘), pseudonym of Antoine P. de L’Épinoy. A French novelist and dramatist; born at Calais, April 8, 1753; died at La Celle Saint Cloud, July 24, 1835. He wrote more than 70 volumes of stories, among them ‘The Child of the Carnival’ (1792); ‘The Barons of Felsheim’ (1798); ‘Spanish Madness’ (1801); and several comedies, as ‘The Pessimist’ (1789); ‘Rivals of Themselves’ (1798); ‘Love and Reason’ (1799). He wrote also ‘Literary and Critical Miscellanies’ (2 vols., 1816).