1936 UA. Discovered 1936 Oct. 17 by M. Laugier at Nice. Independently discovered 1936 Oct. 24 by G. N. Neujmin at Simeis.

Named for the heroine of Andre Gide's novel L'lm-moraliste. As a beautiful and devoted young wife Marceline nursed her husband from all the brink of death to robust health. When soon afterward Marceline became ill her husband benignly neglected her. Marceline suffered much physical and mental anguish and finally died needlessly. (M 6832) Name proposed by F. Pilcher.

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