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Manon Lescaut By Abbe Prevost

Manon Lescaut

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The story of Manon Lescaut is a tale of passion and betrayal, of delinquency and misalliance, which moves from eighteenth-century Paris via prison and deportation to a tragic denouement among the treeless wastes of Louisiana. This new translation includes the vignette and eight illustrations that were published in the edition of 1753.

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Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost

'The sweetness of her glance - or rather, my evil star already in its ascendant and drawing me to my ruin - did not allow me to hesitate for a moment' So begins the story of Manon Lescaut, a tale of passion and betrayal, of delinquency and misalliance, which moves from early eighteenth-century Paris - with its theatres, assemblies, and gaming-houses - via prison and deportation to a tragic denouement in the treeless wastes of Louisiana. It is one of the great love stories, and also one of the most enigmatic: how reliable a witness is Des Grieux, Manon's lover, whose tale he narrates? Is Manon a thief and a whore, the image of love itself, or a thoroughly modern woman? Prevost is careful to leave the ambiguities unresolved, and to lay bare the disorders of passion. This new translation includes the vignette and eight illustrations that were approved by Prevost and first published in the edition of 1753.

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About Abbe Prevost



Angela Scholar edited the Oxford World's Classics edition of Confessions by Rousseau.

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GOR003583336
Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost
Abbe Prevost
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2004-04-08
208
0192840657
9780192840653
N/A
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