The Princesse De Cleves by Madame de LafayetteThe Princesse De Cleves by Madame de Lafayette

The Princesse De Cleves

byMadame de LafayetteTranslated byRobin BussIntroduction byRobin Buss

Paperback | October 6, 1992

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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.

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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 Rochefoucaul...
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Title:The Princesse De ClevesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.5 inPublished:October 6, 1992Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140445870

ISBN - 13:9780140445879

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