CLAUDE PROSPER JOLYOT DE CREBILLON THE YOUNGER
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A French novelist, son of P. J.; born in Paris, Feb. 14, 1707; died there, April 12, 1777. Author of several licentious novels; personally his life was above reproach. For certain strictures on the Papal bull "Unigenitus" in one of these novels, he was immured for a time in the Bastille. To the most objectionable of all his stories he gave the title "Sopha: A Moral Tale", after the manner of other impure writers. He possesses a rich invention, and his characters are drawn by a master's hand; his style is elegant and refined almost to unintelligibility.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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