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Marcel Proust
In Search of Lost Time, Vol. VI: The Sweet Cheat Gone (1925), "Mademoiselle de Forcheville"

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Born: July 10, 1871

Died: November 18, 1922 (aged 51)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Author, novelist, essayist, critic

Bio: Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental À la recherche du temps perdu. It was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.

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