Book :: The Princesse de Cleves

The Princesse de Cleves
By: Madame de La Fayette
Pages: 288
Published: 1678
Genre(s): France
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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, particularly for the extraordinary confession which forms the...

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It took me a little while to get used to the writing style and all the different names, but I am very glad I persevered! This is a lovely story, full of love and sorrow, I was hooked towards the end!

Jan 7th, 2017

forline forline

Read in French. Classic!!

Nov 10th, 2015

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Jul 1st, 2015

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A novel about love intrigue which unlike Dangerous Liaisons, virtue reigns supreme for the central character but at what cost to both herself and others.

Apr 6th, 2015

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