Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette

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MML , writing in France in the late seventeenth century, originated there the new form of the novel: shorter, less diffuse, more vigorous in its emotional effect than the long, many-storied, courtly romances. She was chiefly admired in England for La princesse de Clèves, 1678.
Black and white, head-and-shoulders image of a lost painting of Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette by Louis Ferdinand Elle l'Aîné. She sits with her head resting on one hand, wearing a gown with a V neck and puffed sleeves, without jewellery. Her dark hair is pulled back into a pearl-wrapped bun, with a ringlet lying on her shoulder.
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Milestones

Before 18 March 1634
MML was born in the parish of Saint-Sulpice in Paris; she was baptised on this day.
Haig, Stirling. Madame de Lafayette. Twayne, 1970.
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17 March 1678
MML anonymously published her masterpiece, the novel La princesse de Clèves.
Green, Anne. Privileged Anonymity. Legenda, 1996.
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Haig, Stirling. Madame de Lafayette. Twayne, 1970.
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25 May 1693
MML died at the age of fifty-nine.
Haig, Stirling. Madame de Lafayette. Twayne, 1970.
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Biography

Birth and Education

Before 18 March 1634
MML was born in the parish of Saint-Sulpice in Paris; she was baptised on this day.
Haig, Stirling. Madame de Lafayette. Twayne, 1970.
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