Manon Lescaut Author:L'Abbe Prevost - Illustrator, S.W. Coleman Manon Lescaut owes its continued popularity in the first place to the ageless appeal of a charming yet tragic love story; secondly to the straight-forward style in which the tale is told. It has been suggested that it is in fact based upon Prevost's own youth. Whether this is so or not, he describes the Chevalier's passion for Manon with sympa... more »thy and understanding. He never condems or moralises, and one is left with the impresssion it is a true story.
Manonnnn is not described; you may picture her as you will-dark or fair, tall or short-but we are satisfied that Mr. Coleman has captured her grace and charm in his illustrations.« less