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.
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