Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut


Introduction by: Jean Sgard
Translator: Leonard Tancock

Format
Paperback
Price
$12.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140445596
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A devastating depiction of obsessive love and a haunting portrait of a captivating but dangerous woman

When the young Chevalier des Grieux first sets eyes on the exquisitely beautiful and charming Manon Lescaut they fall passionately in love. But his happiness turns to bitter despair when he discovers that Manon is mercenary and immoral, and has taken a rich lover to pay for their life of pleasure. A broken man, he swears to stay away from her, but cannot. Just as the Chevalier is helpless to end their relationship, so Manon is incapable of giving up the source of her income, and the lovers enter a destructive cycle that can only end in tragedy. Manon Lescaut (1731) is a devastating depiction of obsessive love and a haunting portrait of a captivating but dangerous woman.

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Table of Contents

Manon LescautIntroduction
Bibliography
Translator’s Note

Manon Lescaut

Part I
Part II
Notes

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