Astolphe de Custine


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François-René Chateaubriand (1768—1848) Vicomte de, French writer and diplomat


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Scion of a noble family—his father and grandfather were both guillotined, and his mother, née Delphine de Sabran, was Chateaubriand's mistress—Custine wrote a somewhat autobiographical novel, Aloys (1829), which ...

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