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The Princesse De Cleves (Oxford World's Classics)
The Princesse De Cleves - Oxford World's Classics
Author: Madme De Lafayette, Terence Cave(Translator)
Poised between the fading world of chivalric romance and a new psychological realism, Madame de Lafayette's novel of passion and self-deception marks a turning point in the history of the novel. When it first appeared anonymously in 1678--in the heyday of French classicism--it aroused fierce controversy among critics and readers, particularl...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780192837264
ISBN-10: 0192837265
Publication Date: 10/15/1999
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Fictional memoirs (?) of Marie-Madelaine Pioche de La Vergne, Madame de Lafayette: all published initially anonymously. This work includes the shorter works The Princess de Montpensier and The Countess de Tende. The prose, to me at least, tends to be reflected in Dumas Celebrated Crimes. These are histories with an added flair for the dramatic: all tragedies.


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