Letters of a Portuguese Nun

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The Letters of a Portuguese Nun (French: Les Lettres Portugaises, literally The Portuguese Letters), first published anonymously by Claude Barbin in Paris in 1669, is a work believed by most scholars to be epistolary fiction in the form of five letters written by Gabriel-Joseph de La Vergne, comte de Guilleragues (1628–1684), a minor peer, diplomat, secretary to the Prince of Conti, and friend of Madame de Sévigné, the poet Boileau, and the dramatist Jean Racine.

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Letters of a Portuguese Nun
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First page of the first edition
AuthorGabriel-Joseph de La Vergne, comte de Guilleragues
Original titleLes Lettres Portugaises
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
GenreEpistolary fiction
PublisherClaude Barbin
Publication date
1669
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