The Princesse de Cli'Aves

The Princesse de Cli'Aves

by Madame de Lafayette
     
 

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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

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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 climax of the story. It is now regarded as a landmark in the history of women's writing. In this entirely new translation, The Princesse de Cleves is accompanied by two shorter works also attributed to Mme de Lafayette, The Princesse de Montpensier and The Comtesse de Tende.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199539178
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,224,222
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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