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Abbe Prevost
Gallimard Education (February 1, 2010)
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Series: Folio Plus Classique (Book 35). Mass Market Paperback: 217 pages. Molière was one of the three classic French playwrights, along with Racine and Corneille

Series: Folio Plus Classique (Book 35). Publisher: Gallimard Education (January 1, 2005). ISBN-13: 978-2070305438. Molière was one of the three classic French playwrights, along with Racine and Corneille. I recently read Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, which served as a catalyst to read another classic work of his, which was first produced in 1664. He lived roughly half a century after Shakespeare.

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Manon Lescaut (L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut) is a novel by French author Antoine François Prévost

Manon Lescaut (L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut) is a novel by French author Antoine François Prévost. Published in 1731, it is the seventh and final volume of Mémoires et aventures d'un homme de qualité (Memoirs and Adventures of a Man of Quality). It was controversial in its time and was banned in France upon publication.

This page contains details about the Fiction book Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost . Mass Market Paperback.

This page contains details about the Fiction book Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost published in 1731. This book is the 544th greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks.

Manon Lescaut - Poche - Abbé Prévost - Achat Livre ou ebook. classiques XVIII+XVII.

Series: Folio Plus Classique (Book 181). I've read two other English translations of this play (by Neil Bartlett and Timberlake Wertenbaker), and I think that this is the best of them all. Publisher: Gallimard Education (December 1, 2009). ISBN-13: 978-2070396627. This translation has a great flow and is perfect for any venue.

Published May 16th 2012.

Published in 1731, Manon Lescaut (on which the Puccini opera is based) takes as its themes passionate, tragic love, and redemption through suffering. It is the story of the Chevalier des Grieux, a student, who sees Manon as she is being taken to a convent, and instantly falls in love with her. He offers to save her from the convent, and the two young lovers run away to Paris. There follow many adventures and tribulations, throughout which the Chevalier remains steadfastly loyal to his love. summary by Mary Bard. This is a Librivox recording.

"Although I was delighted to find him so determined, I called M. de T----, and informed him of the project, and of the only difficulty in the way. He thought it not so easy of execution. He allowed the possibility of escaping thus: But if she be recognised, ' continued he, if she be stopped in the attempt, all hope will be over with her, perhaps for ever. Besides, you would be obliged to quit Paris instantly, for you could never evade the search that would be made for you.
  • Manon Lescaut has a tight grip as a narrative. It pulled me in like a modern page-turner, but I need to urge prospective readers that it's necessary to accept the conventions of the aristocratic 18th century society in which it transpires. Class and status are everything, and while the psychology of Manon would be suspect today, her basic motives are totally in line with the world of the 1700's. Of course she's suspect in her own world as well, but there's a difference. We feel the influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau very strongly, and part of the suspense is looking for evidence of the nobility of soul we keep hoping for in Manon.
    I kept seeing it as a play, and though I don't know of any theatre version, it's a famous opera, so I ordered a DVD to see how well it works on stage. Great characters and scenes. Mostly conversations in intimate settings. not much in the way of sweeping landscapes or epic events. But none-the-less it takes you halfway around the world. One of the great French stories. Don't live without it.

  • A lot of people give poor Manon a very hard time, comparing her to the first sinner, Eve, who by the way, is no more guilty of sin than Adam. For it's time in history this love story was right up there with the raciest soap operas of all time, even being banned in parts of France, but the best way to make a book popular with everyone is to ban it. That simply guarantees it's success. The book was written by Antoine-Francois Prevost, who was in and out of schools, studying to become a priest and must have come close enough to earn the title of Abbe, so that people started calling him Abbe Prevost.

    This novel was written 117 years before a story very similar to it entitled La Dame aux Camelias (The Lady of the Camelias) by Alexandre Dumas (fils) or junior, from which many plays, movies, ballets and operas form thier basis.La Dame aux Camï¿1/2lias (Oxford World's Classics) The opera is La Travaota by Giuseppe Verdi. This story too, spawned many plays, movies, ballets and at least two operas. I have both these ballets, and they piqued my interest into the reading of the novels. They are both very moving and touching love stories.

    Manon was only around 15 years old when the then 17 year old de Grieux met and fell in love with her. She was a very beautiful, but larcenous little creature from the very beginning, yet de Grieux was not above living off the wages of sin either. So, his downfall was as much his fault as hers, maybe a bit more so, because he had the advantages of seminary training, and she had no formal education. Her family was sending her to become a nun when she ran away with de Grieux in the first place. Manon caused de Grieux much heartache, but he was so much in love, he simply could not give her up, even though he suspected that she would take up with the very next man who offered her the luxuries she desired. I can understand it. Yes, I was in love once, to a mate who caused me heartache too, but one mistake was all she was guilty of, and forgiveness was all she needed. Forgiveness was offered to Manon also, but she could not learn from her mistakes, and she wound up being deported to a penal colony in New Orleans, America where hundreds of prostitutes and other malcontents were sent to be rid of them. Poor Manon; her beauty, even there, was to work against her well being, and since de Grieux had followed her to New Orleans, when a man there tried to take her, de Grieux fought for her, and wounded the man who just happened to be the nephew of the Govenor of the colony. De Grieux was afraid he had killed the man, so he and Manon ran off into the wilderness where poor sick Manon died a few days latter. You may tear up when you read how de Grieux had to bury Manon. It's very, very sad, and many readers have been moved by this story. This kind of love story never grows old. Look at Romeo and Juliet for instance. No, it never grows old.

  • In 18th century, Montequieu disaproved Manon Lescaut. In his opinion, it was insurrection, indiscipline, untraditional behavior and morals. What he didn't know, it was the beginning of the Romanticism.
    It became popular: a tragical love affair between lovers separated by social-economical hierarchy.
    The story is told by De Grieux point of view. Is it fiction? Did Grieux created Manon's thoughts or acts? We'll never know. We only see Griex's feelings. As I stated on my first assignment, every relationship is fiction, even the one with oneself. There're things we are not equipped to bear.
    This is a story about cross-lines, cross-lovers, cross-bounds. Griex, knight, destined to church, falls deeply in love with a beautiful common girl, Manon. A scandal. Against all odds, he decided to purse his passion.
    Prevost builds emotions while actions, reactions and consequences develop. The couple are separated constantly, by his family and by betrayal on her part. Griex is driven insane when he discovered the betrayal and poured out his pain in lines that showed what a man feels when it happens. It causes pathological reactions. Until recently, it was a pledge of innocent if a murder was committed in such a state.
    Depending on the way the story is told and on the readers' experiences, emotions scream out from the page. Griex tells us his in such a blatant way that we share them. He's in such desperate need of Manon's love that haywires, specially with those that helped him without second intentions. As if the others' feelings for him - and his for them - could make up for his loss. It's a lack of discipline, a saying 'help me, I need you.' It's sadness, need, which has to be mitigated.
    After the calmness he had achieved during months in church, he sees her, and has an ephiphany: she's the one. Nothing, could compensate such a loss. It's passion at its fullest, otherworldly. As the one John Keats felt for Fanny Brown, in Bright Star.
    They go to New Orleans. She explains the betrayed occurred because she was afraid of dying poor. Griex discovers he has to learn about Manon and the New World. She tells him her heart's fidelity is his but not her body's loyalty.
    Interesting point: Body's and heart's fidelity and loyalty are not a male possession. They're lovers', partners'. Men can't dictated what a women should do. It should be discussed and agreed upon.
    Man follows rules because they exist without think.
    While traveling, a steady bond is formed. Forgetting their love was more important than a piece of paper, they are trapped when ask permission to marry.
    A passion like theirs controls bodies, hearts and souls, never freeing one from another. As Munch's The Kiss lovers when separated, experienced anguish and torment because they need that special connection again, I could see Grieux and Manon in Munch's paintings.