Maurise Lever Beaumarchais: A Biography

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Beaumarchais: A Biography

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A portrait of the colorful eighteenth-century writer and public figure describes his unlikely fame as the author of The Marriage of Figaro at a time when self-fashioning was nearly impossible, his open support of American revolutionaries, and his advocacy of intellectual property rights.

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One of the most respected scholars of 17th and 18th century French literature, Maurice Lever (1935-2006) was the author of over a dozen books, including biographies of Louis XV, Isadora Duncan, and the Marquis de Sade. FSG published Sade: A Biography in 1993.  

Susan Emanuel has worked as a translator for fifteen years and has translated many articles and books in history, theology, and social sciences. She lives in Burgundy and outside Boston with her husband, a scientist, and their son.

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