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People/Characters: Beaumarchais

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The attraction of the contrary : essays on the literature of the French Enlightenment by Walter E. Rex
Beaumarchais and the American Revolution by Brian N. Morton
Beaumarchais in Seville: An Intermezzo by Hugh Thomas
Beaumarchais par lui-même by Philippe van Tieghem
Beaumarchais the Scoundrel [1996 film] by Édouard Molinaro
Beaumarchais, un intermittent du spectacle by Jean Piat
Beaumarchais: A Biography by Maurice Lever
The Complete Operas of Mozart: A Critical Guide by Charles Osborne
The French War Against America: How a Trusted Ally Betrayed Washington and the Founding Fathers by Harlow Giles Unger
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life—1500 to the Present by Jacques Barzun
The genius of the French theater by Albert Bermel
The golden voyage; the life and times of William Bingham, 1752-1804 by Robert C. Alberts
A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America by Stacy Schiff
Improbable Patriot: The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution by Harlow Giles Unger
La machinerie Beaumarchais by Gilles Dussert
Twilight of the old order, 1774-1778 by Claude Manceron

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Pierre-Augustin Caron, known to history simply as Beaumarchais (1732-1799) served as King Louis XV's personal watchmaker at age 24. He married a wealthy widow and bought a position at court, enlarging his surname to fit his new rank by adding "de Beaumarchais." He was at times an inventor, merchant, ambassador to Spain, spy, gunrunner, prisoner, reformer, outcast, music teacher, composer, and of course, playwright.

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