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17th-century French Literature
17th-century French literature was written throughout the Grand Si├Ęcle of France, spanning the reigns of Henry IV of France, the Regency of Marie de Medici ... The literature of this period is often equated with the Classicism of Louis XIV's long reign, during which France led Europe in political and cultural development its authors expounded ... In reality, 17th-century French literature encompasses far more than just the classicist masterpieces of Jean Racine and Madame de La Fayette ...

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