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Paul et Virginie


Paul et Virginie (or Paul and Virginia) is a novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, first published in 1788. The novel's title characters are friends since birth who fall in love. The story is set on the island of Mauritius under French rule, then named Île de France. Written on the eve of the French Revolution, the novel is recognized as Bernardin's finest work. It records the fate of a child of nature corrupted by the artificial sentimentality of the French upper classes in the late eighteenth century. Bernardin de Saint-Pierre lived on the island for a time and based part of the novel on a shipwreck he witnessed there.
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original title: Paul et Virginie
language: French
date of publication: 1839
genre: romance novel
narrative location: Mauritius Island
characters: Paul, Virginie, Madame de la Tour, Marguerite, Domingue, Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, Virgin Mary


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