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Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt Graffigny, Madame de

(1695—1758)


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(1695–1758)

French novelist and playwright. Her epistolary novel Lettres d'une Péruvienne (1747: Letters from a Peruvian Princess), about a kidnapped Inca princess in Paris, quickly became a European best‐seller; it was translated into English four times between 1748 and 1774.

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Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).


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