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Madeleine de Scudéry is the most famous of the seventeenth-century French authors of heroic romances: fictions of great length, which centred on the lives, loves, and philosophical disquisitions of aristocratic characters. She also wrote poetry and letters.
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15 November 1607 MS, writer of heroic romance, was born at Le Havre in Normandy; she was one of two surviving children in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
January 1649-1653 MS published at Paris (under her brother's name and in successive volumes) her most famous romance, Artamène; ou, Le grand Cyrus.  Bibliographic Citation link.
2 June 1701 MS, leading exponent of the multi-volume heroic romance or 'roman de longue haleine', died in Paris. Bibliographic Citation link.
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