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A tragic love story with a plot like an 18th c Road Movie. Abbe Prevost was a French novelist and journalist. Through his translation of Richardson's work, he introduced English literature into France. He also published a periodical journal besides some novels and short stories.
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Manon Lescaut

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Overview

A tragic love story with a plot like an 18th c Road Movie. Abbe Prevost was a French novelist and journalist. Through his translation of Richardson's work, he introduced English literature into France. He also published a periodical journal besides some novels and short stories.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907650468
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • Publication date: 8/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 380 KB

Meet the Author

Antoine-Francois Prevost was born in 1697. Educated by the Jesuits, he entered the army, later returning to the Jesuits, before becoming a Benedictine monk with the congregation of Saint-Maur. However, his taste for the wordly life led him to flee the cloister in 1728 after which he spent the next six years in exile in Holland. He began writing in 1728 and Mamon Lescaut casued a sensation on its publication in 1731. He died in 1763.

Leonard Tancock was a Fellow of University College, London until his death in 1986. He translated many works from French for the Penguin Classics.

Jean Sgard is a Professor of French Literature at the Stendhal University in Grenoble.

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Table of Contents

Manon Lescaut Introduction
Bibliography
Translator's Note

Manon Lescaut

Part I
Part II
Notes

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