The Story of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon LescauteBook - 2004
The story of Manon Lescaut is a tale of passion and betrayal, of delinquency and misalliance, which moves from eighteenth-century Paris - with its theatres, assemblies, and gaming-houses - via prison and deportation to a tragic denouement among the treeless wastes of Louisiana. It is one of the great love stories, and also one of the most enigmatic. This new translation includes the vignette and eight illustrations that were published in the edition of 1753. - ; 'The sweetness of her glance - or rather, my evil star already in its ascendant and drawing me to my ruin - did not allow me to hesita.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xl, 155 pages) : illustrations.
Alternative Title: Manon Lescaut