Jean-Fran OIS Marmontel

Jean-Fran OIS Marmontel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jean-Fran ois Marmontel (July 11, 1723 - December 31, 1799) was a French historian and writer, a member of the Encyclopediste movement. He was born of poor parents at Bort, Limousin (today in Corr ze). After studying with the Jesuits at Mauriac, Cantal, he taught in their colleges at Clermont and Toulouse; and in 1745, acting on the advice of Voltaire, he set out for Paris to try for literary success. From 1748 to 1753 he wrote a succession of tragedies (Denys le Tyran (1748); Aristomene (1749); Cleop tre (1750); Heraclides (1752); Egyptus (1753)), which, though only moderately successful on the stage, secured Marmontel's introduction into literary and fashionable circles.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135780964
  • 9786135780963