Charles Rivi Re Dufresny

Charles Rivi Re Dufresny

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Dufresny, Sieur de la Rivi re (1648 - 6 October 1724) was a French dramatist. Dufresny was born in Paris. The allegation that his grandfather was an illegitimate son of Henry IV procured him the liberal patronage of Louis XIV, who gave him the post of valet de chambre, and affixed his name to many lucrative privileges. Dufresny's expensive habits neutralized all efforts to enrich him, and as if to furnish a piquant commentary on the proverb that poverty makes us acquainted with strange bedfellows, he married, as his second wife, a washerwoman, in discharge of her bill a whimsicality which supplied Alain-Ren Lesage with an episode in Le Diable boiteux(fr) (1707), and was made the subject of a comedy by J. M. Deschamps (Charles Rivi re Dufresny, ou le marriage impromptu). He died in Paris.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134914177
  • 9786134914178