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Alma Edizioni
07 January 2020
Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Adventure
When the young nobleman Des Grieux lays eyes on the beautiful and charming Manon Lescaut, he immediately falls in love with her, and they elope to Paris, incurring the wrath of his family and forfeiting his inheritance. However, he struggles to satisfy her taste for luxury, frittering away the little he has left, and his domestic bliss finally disintegrates when he finds out that Manon has betrayed him for a rich lover.

Although causing scandal on its initial publication in 1731 and subsequently being banned, Manon Lescaut proved very popular with eighteenth-century readers, and remains one of literature's finest and most evocative depictions of obsessive love.
By:   Antoine Francois Prevost
Translated by:   Andrew Brown
Imprint:   Alma Edizioni
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
Weight:   176g
ISBN:   9781847498144
ISBN 10:   1847498140
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   07 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Antoine Francois Prevost (1697-1763) was a Benedictine monk who left the order, moved to England and the Netherlands and became an author under the name Abbe Prevost. Although best known for his novel Manon Lescaut, he wrote many other volumes of fiction, history and travel writing, as well as translating the works of Samuel Richardson, among others.

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