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Princesse De Cleves, The : Penguin Classics - Madame Lafayette

Princesse De Cleves, The

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 30th April 1992
ISBN: 9780140445879
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xxxi
Select Bibliographyp. xxxiii
A Chronology of Mme de Lafayettep. xxxvi
The Princesse de Clevesp. 1
The Princesse de Montpensierp. 157
The Comtesse de Tendep. 189
Explanatory Notes
The Princesse de Clevesp. 205
The Princesse de Montpensierp. 221
The Comtesse de Tendep. 228
Glossary of Names in The Princesse de Clevesp. 231
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ISBN: 9780140445879
ISBN-10: 0140445870
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 30th April 1992
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1

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