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The Princesse de Cleves By Madame de la Lafayette

The Princesse de Cleves
by Madame de la Lafayette

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The Princesse de Cleves Summary


The Princesse de Cleves: with `The Princesse de Montpensier' and `The Comtesse de Tende' by Madame de la Lafayette

Poised between the fading world of chivalric romance and a new psychological realism, Madame de Lafayette's novel of passion and self-deception marks a turning point in the history of the novel. When it first appeared - anonymously - in 1678 in the heyday of French classicism, it aroused fierce controversy among critics and readers, in particular for the extraordinary confession which forms the climax of the story. Having long been considered a classic, it is now regarded as a landmark in the history of women's writing. In this entirely new translation, The Princesse de Cleves is accompanied by two shorter works also attributed to Mme de Lafayette, The Princesse de Montpensier and The Comtesse de Tende; the Introduction and ample notes take account of the latest critical and scholarly work. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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The Princesse de Cleves Reviews


'His well-judged introduction and his notes are angled towards a student readership ... He also, and this gives his translation a definite edge, includes two important shorter stories by Madame de Lafayette. His translation offers a fair equivalent of Lafayette's careful, often knotty, phrasing, which plunges the reader into the perpexities of amorous feeling and moral choice.' Times Literary Supplement

Table of Contents


The Princesse de Cleves; The Princesse de Montpensier; The Comtesse de Tende

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GOR002006903
The Princesse de Cleves: with `The Princesse de Montpensier' and `The Comtesse de Tende' by Madame de la Lafayette
Madame de la Lafayette
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-09-01
288
0199539170
9780199539178
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