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Paul et Virginie (or Paul and Virginia) is a novel that was written by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre in 1787. Jacques-Henri Bernardin Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737-1814) was a French writer and botanist. ... 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Written on the eve of the French Revolution, the novel is hailed as Bernardin's finest work. It records the fate of a child of nature corrupted by the false, artificial sentimentality that prevailed at the time among the upper classes of France. The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a pivotal period in the history of France and Europe. ...


The Nuttall Encyclopedia says of it, "[it is a novel in which] there rises melodiously, as it were, the wail of a moribund world: everywhere wholesome Nature in unequal conflict with diseased, perfidious art; cannot escape from it in the lowest hut, in the remotest island of the sea" The Nuttall Encyclopaedia is an early 20th century encyclopedia, edited by Rev. ...


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