Lucie Delarue-Mardrus

Sophia Deboick (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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Born to a wealthy Catholic family in Honfleur, Normandy, Lucie Delarue-Mardrus was a prolific poet and novelist who became a leading light in Paris society during the

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(the ‘Crazy Years' of the 1920s). Although she thought of herself primarily as a poet, she produced over seventy full-length novels during her career and these romantic sagas were distinctive for their evocative descriptions of the landscape and people of her native Normandy. Delarue-Mardrus wrote in a variety of genres, and was also a playwright and journalist, as well as a biographer, producing studies of figures as diverse as Oscar Wilde, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and William the Conqueror. Her talents were not restricted to literary pursuits and she counted sculpting, painting, music and dance amongst…

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Citation: Deboick, Sophia. "Lucie Delarue-Mardrus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 May 2010 [, accessed 29 May 2024.]

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