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Pierre Marivaux


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Pierre Marivaux : Marienne

'While her friends were engaged in different sorts of women's work... she read them a great favourite, the sentimental novel "Marienne" by Pierre Marivaux.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Anna Larpent      Print: Book


Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux : [plays]

'I kept my hours conscientiously, but when I had no work to do I read continuously. I read parts of "The Times", the "Standard" and the "Morning Post" ever day. The theatrical and policitcal news interested me more than anything else. The study was lined with book shelves, and besides all the classical writers there was a large section filled with the works of French dramatists. I read several plays by Marivaux, and found, to my astonishment, that a serial I had read in the "Girls' Own Paper" had its origin in one of his plays. Encouraged by this, I wrote a play which also derived from a play by Marivaux.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Zoe Procter      Print: Book


Pierre de Marivaux : Le Spectateur Francois

[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 15 August 1758, following Talbot's stepfather's appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury, and his household's change of residence:] 'I have not had any spare time, not but that I have lounged away many a half hour over Ben Jonson, Marivaux's Spectateur Francois, and any such idle books as chance presented me'.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Catherine Talbot      Print: Unknown


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