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Dash, Countess, the nom de guerre of a French writer, Gabrielle, Comtesse de Saint-Mars (1804-1872), born at Poitiers. She married early, and, falling upon evil times, took to literature as the means of earning her livelihood. Her novels deal chiefly with the incidents of aristocratic life, and are somewhat stilted and unreal. The best known among them are perhaps La Pomme d'Eve, and Aventures d'une Jeune Mariee.