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Marivaux, Pieeee Carlet de Chamblaik de (1688-1763), an ingenious French writer, the son of a financier, was born at Paris. Between 1713 and 1715 he wrote novels, but he first attracted attention by his burlesques of Homer and of Fenelon. He then produced at the Italian theatre a good number of clever plays, the best of which were Le Jen de VAmour et (hi Hasard (1730), and Les Fausses Confidence; (1737). He also wrote a great deal for periodicals, and in 1731 began his chief work, the novel Marianne. His literary affectations gave the name of "Marivaudage" to writings of a similar style.