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Prevost, Marcel

Born: 1862 AD
Died: 1941 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Authors, Dramatist

1862 – Born on May 1st in Paris, France. French author, dramatist, and novelist.

1881 – He published a story in the Clairon.

1882 – He was educated at Jesuit schools in Bordeaux and Paris, entering the Ecole Polytechnique.

1887-1893 – He published in succession, Le Scorpion, Chonchette, Mademoiselle Jauffre, Cousine Laura, La Confession d’un amant, Lettres de femmes and L’Automne d’une femme.

1894-1895 – He made a great sensation by an exaggerated and revolting study of the results of Parisian education and Parisian society on young girls, Les Demi-vierges, which was dramatized and produced with great success at the Gymnase on the 21st of May the following year.

         – Marcel Prévost wrote primarily about feminine issues from a male viewpoint.

         – He caused a sensation in France with stories purporting to show the corrupting effect of Parisian education and Parisian society on young women.

         – His narrow representation of female adolescence and womanhood helped fuel the feminist movement in 20th-century.

1897-1900 – Le Jardin secret and Les Vierges fortes appeared.

1901-1905 – L’Heureux ménage, Les Lettres a Frangoise, La Princesse d’Erminge, and L’Accordeur aveugle are among his later novels.

         – He had a great success with a four act play La Plus faible, produced at the Comedie Frangaise.

1906 – An amusing picture of modern German manners is given in his Monsieur et Madame Moloch.

1909 – He was elected to the Academy.

1941 – Died on April 8th in Vianne, Lot-et-Garonne, France.