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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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This translation of the novel "La Princesse de Cleves", originally written in 1678, tells of life at Court in 17th-century France.
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The Princesse De Cleves by Madame de la Lafayette

Set towards the end of the reign of Henry II of France, The Princesse de Cleves (1678) tells of the unspoken, unrequited love between the fair, noble Mme de Cleves, who is married to a loyal and faithful man, and the Duc de Nemours, a handsome man most female courtiers find irresistible. Warned by her mother against admitting her passion, Mme de Cleves hides her feelings from her fellow courtiers, until she finally confesses to her husband - an act that brings tragic consequences for all. Described as France's first modern novel, The Princesse de Cleves is an exquisite and profound analysis of the human heart, and a moving depiction of the inseparability of love and anguish.

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About Madame de la Lafayette


Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne was born in Paris in 1634. in 1656 she married the Comte de Lafayette, had two sons, and lived on his country estate. She then returned to Paris, and the couple remained largely separate from then on. She started a literary salon with her close friends Madame de Sevigne and the Duc de la Rochefoucauld. She also mixed in court circles and wrote a biography of her friend Henriette, wife of the Duc d'Orleans, after her death. She is mostly remembered for her novels. She died in 1693.


Robin Buss is a writer and translator who works for the Independent on Sunday and as television critic for the Times Literary Supplement. He has published on Vigny and Coteau and written three books on European cinema.

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GOR001417120
The Princesse De Cleves by Madame de la Lafayette
Madame de la Lafayette
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1991-01-01
192
0140445870
9780140445879
N/A
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