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Françoise de Graffigny, novelist, dramatist, and writer of stories, fables, and especially letters, Bibliographic Citation link. is chiefly remembered, especially in relation to English literature, for her single novel, Lettres d'une Péruvienne, 1747.
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11 February 1695 Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt (later FG) was born at Nancy in Lorraine. Bibliographic Citation link.
1747 FG published Lettres d'une Péruvienne, an epistolary novel consisting of thirty-eight letters: it is her most famous work. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 December 1758 FG died in her early sixties. Bibliographic Citation link.
March 1774 Rachel Roberts produced her own version of Françoise de Graffigny's most famous novel (its fourth English translation) as The Peruvian Letters, Translated from the French. With An Additional Original Volume Bibliographic Citation link.
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