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Madeleine de Scudéry ( November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ...November 15, Events January 20 _ Tidal wave swept along the Bristol Channel, killing 2000 people. ...1607 _ June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ...June 2, Events January 18 _ Frederick I becomes King of Prussia. ...1701), often known simply as Mademoiselle de Scudéry, was a France _ Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...French Though anyone who creates a written work may be called a writer, the term is usually reserved for those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ...writer. She was the younger sister of author Georges de Scudéry, but generally regarded as his superior in skill.

Born at Location within France Le Havre is a city in Normandy, northern France, on the English Channel, at the mouth of the Seine. ...Le Havre, Mont Saint Michel is a historic pilgrimage site and a symbol of Normandy Normandy is a former country (a Duchy) situated in northern France occupying the lower Seine area (upper or Haute_Normandie) and the region to the west (lower or Basse_Normandie) as far as the Cotentin Peninsula. ...Normandy, in northern France _ Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...France, she is said to have been very plain as well as without fortune, but she was very well educated. Establishing herself at The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...Paris with her brother, she was at once admitted to the Rambouillet is a town and commune in the Yvelines département, lying about 50 km south_west of Paris. ...Rambouillet coterie, and afterwards established a Salon may refer to: a room in a house used for receiving guests. ...salon of her own under the title of the Société du samedi. For the last half of the (16th century _ 17th century _ 18th century _ more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601_1700. ...17th century, under the pseudonym of Sapho or her own name, was acknowledged as the first The Blue stocking society was an informal womens social and educational movement that came into being in England in the mid-eighteenth century in imitation of a similar - though more formal - movement in France. ...blue_stocking of France and of the world. She formed a close friendship with Paul Pellisson (October 30, 1624 _ February 7, 1693) was a French author. ...Paul Pellisson which was only ended by his death in 1693.

Her lengthy novels, such as Artamène, ou le Grand Cyrus (10 vols. 1648_1653), Clélie (10 vols. 1654_1661), Ibrahim, ou l'illustre Bassa (4 vols. 1641), Almahide, ou l'esclave reine (8 vols. 1661_1663) were the delight of all Europe, including persons of the wit and sense of Madame de Sévigné.

With classical or Oriental characters as nominal heroes and heroines, the whole language and action are taken from the fashionable ideas of the time, and the characters can be identified with Mademoiselle de Scudéry's contemporaries. In Clélie, Herminius represents Paul Pellisson; Scaurus and Lyriane were Paul Scarron (c. ...Paul Scarron and his wife (afterwards Françoise dAubigné, marquise de Maintenon Françoise dAubigné, marquise de Maintenon (November 27, 1635 - April 15, 1719), the second wife of Louis XIV, was born in a prison at Niort. ...Mme de Maintenon); and in the description of Sapho in vol. x. of Le Grand Cyrus the author paints herself. It is in Clélie that the famous Carte du Tendre appeared, a description of an Arcadia or Arkadía ( Greek Αρκαδία) is a region of Greece in the Peloponnesus. ...Arcadia, where the river of Inclination waters the villages of Billet Doux, Petits Soins and so forth.

The interminable length of the stories results from endless conversations and, as far as incidents go, chiefly by successive abductions of the heroines, conceived and told decorously. Although the books are hardly read now, it is still possible to understand their success. In the early days of the novel, prolixity was not a fault. "Sapho" had studied mankind in her contemporaries and knew how to analyse and describe their characters with fidelity and wit. Her novels had the interest always attaching to the roman à clef. She was a skilled conversationalist, a thing quite new to the age as far as literature was concerned. She had a distinct vocation as a pedagogue, and is compared by Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (December 23, 1804 - October 13, 1869) was a literary critic and one of the major figures of French literary history. ...Sainte_Beuve to Mme de Genlis. She could moralize - a favourite employment of the time - with sense and propriety. Though she was incapable of the exquisite prose of Mme de Sevigné and some other of her contemporaries, her purely literary merits were considerable.

Madeleine survived her brother by more than thirty years, and in her later days published numerous volumes of conversations, to a great extent extracted from her novels, thus forming a kind of anthology of her work. She outlived her vogue to some extent, but retained a circle of friends to whom she was always the "incomparable Sapho."

Her Life and Correspondence were published at Paris by MM. Rathery and Boutron in 1873.

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