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Published: 15 February 2009

208 Pages | 8 b/w line illus.

5 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199554928

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Manon Lescaut

Abbé Prévost
Angela Scholar

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of this classic novel of the power of love, that retains the flavour of the period in fluent and readable English.
  • Uses the second 1753 version of the text published in Prévost's lifetime, which was a meticulous reworking of the first - more coherent and more refined.
  • Reproduces the eight illustrations and vignette that appeared with the 1753 edition and that were approved by Prévost.
  • Wide-ranging introduction charts the story since the succès de scandale of its first publication to its rich after-life on stage and considers the role of the unreliable narrator in its continuing popularity.
  • The novel has been made into plays, ballets, and operas by Massenet and Puccini which continue to be widely performed.

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