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Manon Lescaut: In Contemporary American English Abbé Prévost

Manon Lescaut: In Contemporary American English

Abbé Prévost

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ISBN : 9781495473098
Paperback
246 pages
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Manon Lescaut (1893), inspired Italian composer Giacomo Puccini to compose the opera by the same name. Set in France and Louisiana in the early 18th century, more than a story about Manon, the story is about the blind devotion the hero, the ChevalierMoreManon Lescaut (1893), inspired Italian composer Giacomo Puccini to compose the opera by the same name. Set in France and Louisiana in the early 18th century, more than a story about Manon, the story is about the blind devotion the hero, the Chevalier des Grieux, developed for his lover-the gorgeous young woman, Manon Lescaut. Of a noble wealthy family and with a fine education Des Grieux gives it all up when he meets Manon Lescaut. In Paris the young lovers enjoy a life of ups and downs because of financial pressures. While Des Grieux is content with living a simple life, Manon has an obsession with expensive taste and luxury exacerbated by a congenital fear of poverty. Manon Lescaut (1893), inspired Italian composer Giacomo Puccini to compose the opera by the same name. All the elements of a thriller -suspense, mystery, narrow escapes, action, intrigue, etc.- are all present, making the prose athletic, robust, taking the reader on a non-stop galloping ride from beginning to end.