The story of Manon Lescaut and of the Chevalierdes Grieux by AbbГ© PrГ©vost

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Statementby l"Abbe Pre vost ; translated by John Manton.
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Open LibraryOL13851171M

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The Story of the Chevalier des Grieux and of Manon Lescaut Description Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (Story of the Chevalier des Grieux and of Manon Lescaut), more commonly known as Manon Lescaut, is a novel by the Abbé Prévost (‒), first published in Paris in   Set primarily in 18th-century Paris 'Manon Lescaut' is the story of the young Chevalier des Grieux and his all-consuming passion for the beautiful courtesan Manon.

Manon has no difficulty in accepting that men routinely buy women's favours; fidelity of the body - as opposed to fidelity of the heart - has no place in her world/5(50). Manon Lescaut is a deceptive novel in multiple ways. It could be easily labeled as a classic, picturesque short tale of a doomed love affair between a noble young man, Chevalier des Grieux, and a beautiful maiden from a lower breed, set in the Paris of The Régence, a convulsive era where class structures and ancient regime ruled the world/5.

THE STORY OF MANON LESCAUT AND THE CHEVALIER DES GRIEUX. Trans. from the French by Helen Waddell, following the text of by The Abbe. Illus. By Pierre Brissaud Prevost D'Exiles, Pierre Brissaud and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   In terms of plot, Manon Lescaut is your basic “guy sees beautiful woman and becomes obsessed with her in a way that will inevitably ruin his life” story.

Our protagonist and narrator is the Chevalier Des Grieux, the younger son of a big-time provincial aristocrat on the cusp of initiation into the Order of Malta (hence the title.

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