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Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut The Sweetness Of Her Glance, Or Rather My Evil Star Already In Its Ascendant And Drawing Me To My Ruin, Did Not Allow Me To Hesitate For A Moment So Begins The Story Of Manon Lescaut, A Tale Of Passion And Betrayal, Of Delinquency And Misalliance, Which Moves From Early Eighteenth Century Paris With Its Theatres, Assemblies, And Gaming Houses Via Prison And Deportation To A Tragic Denouement In The Treeless Wastes Of Louisiana It Is One Of The Great Love Stories, And Also One Of The Most Enigmatic How Reliable A Witness Is Des Grieux, Manon S Lover, Whose Tale He Narrates Is Manon A Thief And A Whore, The Image Of Love Itself, Or A Thoroughly Modern Woman Prevost Is Careful To Leave The Ambiguities Unresolved, And To Lay Bare The Disorders Of Passion This New Translation Includes The Vignette And Eight Illustrations That Were Approved By Prevost And First Published In The Edition Of

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
  • Antoine François Prévost
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9780192840653

About the Author: Antoine François Prévost

Antoine Fran ois Pr vost d Exiles April 1, 1697 December 23, 1763 , usually known simply as the Abb Pr vost, was a French author and novelist.He was born at Hesdin, Artois, and first appears with the full name of Pr vost d Exiles, in a letter to the booksellers of Amsterdam in 1731 His father, Lievin Pr vost, was a lawyer, and several members of the family had embraced the ecclesiastical esta

10 thoughts on “Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut

  1. says:

    Manon Lescaut is a deceptive novel in multiple ways.It could be easily labeled as a classic, picturesque short tale of a doomed love affair between a noble young man, Chevalier des Grieux, and a beautiful maiden from a lower breed, set in the Paris of The R gence, a convulsive era where class structures and ancient regime ruled the world Told from the male lover point of view in a fast paced, flowing narrative, the reader is presented with the irrevocable passion, almost obsession des Grieux is consumed with when he first sets his eyes on Manon, a fatal moment which will make his inner peace crumble down and bring him to perform all sort of dubious acts, even to commit murder, to keep his beloved with him.Des Grieux constructs his own story in retrospection, using a nameless narrator who crosses paths with him almost at the end of his misadventures, giving this way a foreboding tone to the story Love has made me too soft, too passionate, too faithful and perhaps over indulgent of the desires of a most charming woman and that is the sum of my crimes says des Grieux, talking about his beloved Manon, the temptress, and the one to blame for his forthcoming misdeeds.The fact that we only get to hear Manon s voice throughout des Grieux s account leaves the reader completely blind about her character, devoid ...

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    IntroductionNote on the TextNote on the IllustrationsSelect BibliographyA Chronology of the Abb Pr vost Manon Lescaut Explanatory Notes

  3. says:

    This is a novel that puts me in the not completely unfamiliar position of attempting to balance my extreme distaste for the narrator and even for his story against my admiration for the way the story is told Let s get the aggravations out of the way objections so strong, they caused me to put this relatively short novel down twice before I finally finished it.The Chevalier de Grieux is nothing short of an idiot A young man from a wealthy family, he falls in rapturous love with a lower class waif, Manon, and proceeds to squander his fortune, his education, his career, and his principles for her Which is bad enough, but the net result is that he squanders HER, too his ...

  4. says:

    Manon Lescaut is a slut A priestess of the highest order and, made to order Its hard to know if she is real, or the uber male fantasy wet dream, she juxtastruts about so think John Cage 4.33.Its the Che...

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    My love is as a fever longing still,For that which longer nurseth the disease Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,The uncertain sickly appetite to please.My reason, the physician to my love,Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,Hath left me, and I desperate now approveDesire is death, which physic did except.Past cure I am, now Reason is past care,And frantic mad with ever unrest My thoughts and my discourse as madmen s are,At random from the truth vainly expressed For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.William Shakespeare Sonnet 147Shakespeare s notorious Dark Lady, black as hell, dark as night she was no faithful to the poet than Manon is to her lover, des Grieux Two men complaining of women who feel they have every right to bestow their favours where they please both men see themselves as past reason, but for Shakespeare that is sickness, madness, a disease that needs curing Des Grieux, curiously, does not This is love, unconditional, irrational, inexplicable, a force of nature that comes over you, that overcomes you, that turns everything upside down He knows in his mind that it is unreasonable, and he cannot be sure if his Manon really loves h...

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    We were just going to get into bed when he opened the door Oh God I said to Manon, it s old G.M I leaped for my sword but, as ill luck would have it, it was tangled with my belt.The introduction to my Penguin edition discusses this in terms of tragic grandeur well, call me a Philistine but I found myself smirking and giggling throughout this tale of femme fatale Manon and her unbelievably naive to the point of silliness lover, des Grieux Mere teenagers when they meet, he picks her up at an inn as she s being sent to a convent and whisks her off to a love nest, abandoning his plans to study for the priesthood and ignoring the advice of his best friend and father Then when the money runs out, Manon abandons him for a rich loverOne of the reasons I struggled is that that scenario plays out three times des Grieux loses...

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    This is a fast paced, flowing read, though I can see that some will become annoyed with the Chevalier s constant protestations, especially of nothing being his fault I m sure the story was quite scandalous for its time.The fact that the Chevalier s story is actually being told by another narrator might be easily forgotten The unnamed narrator says near the beginning that he is quoting the Chevalier s words with no interference, thus as verbatim as possible, which to my 21st century mind immediately brings up the idea of an unreliable narrator, and whether that might be the narrator himself or the Chevalier While the motivations for deceptive narrating are very easy to see in the case of the Chevalier, and are undoubtedly within the text, thus adding to the complexity of the Chevalier s character, what would be the motivation for the narrator To avoid looking like one of the Chevalier s dupes In that case, the veracity of the whole story would come into question, though I don t think that should be the case Then there is the character of Manon We only know what the Chevalier says and thinks about her, and the...

  8. says:

    Des Grieux is a nobleman who falls in love with the irresistible Manon Lescaut, a woman from the lower classes They run away together and during the course of their relationship, Manon betrays des Grieux three times He takes her back every time after experiencing some angsty thoughts, such as But in my heart I was so overjoyed at seeing her again that I could scarcely bring myself to say a hard word to her, despite all the grounds I had for being angry Yet my heart was bleeding at the cruel outrage she had done me I quickly called all this to mind in an attempt to fan the flames of my indignation, and I tried to make my eyes blaze with other fires than those of love The blurb on the back of the book describes Manon Lescaut as a femme fatale so I was expecting her to be really evil, akin to Mildred in Somerset Maugham s Of Human Bond...

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    Afirmen que las delicias del amor son pasajeras, que est n prohibidas, que ser n seguidas de penas eternas y que, cuanto m s dulces y sabrosas sean, mayor ser la magnanimidad del Cielo al recompensar tan gran sacrificio pero confiesen que con corazones como los nuestros aqu abajo constituyen la suprema felicidad Manon Lescaut u originalmente Historia del caballero Des Grieux y Manon Lescaut es un segmento de la monumental obra del bate Pr vost titulada Memorias y Aventuras de un hombre de calidad retirado del mundo y obviamente es la que alcanz mayor fama y gloria Cl sico de cl sicos para los franceses Lectura obligada quiz s hasta nuestros d as fue conocido por generaciones enteras.Nuevamente por Stendhal en su Rojo y Negro llegu a ella, cuando Juli n pensaba que la pera de igual nombre no era superior a la novela La influencia que ha tenido en la obra mencionada de Stendhal, Carmen de M rim e e incluso La dama de las camelias de Dumas es palpable y evidente.Sin embargo para su poca fue una total novedad el tema que trataba y la maner...

  10. says:

    There must be few among us who cannot identify to some extent with the adolescent blindness of sexual passion, with the impulsiveness born of desire, with the naivet that refuses to look at reality, viewing wisdom as timidity, caution as cowardice, and calculation as callousness Pr vost s short novel is a mirror that makes one squirm as one reads and remembers, while eliciting a tut tut only from those too sanctimonious to be honest with themselves or too emotionally thwarted to be willing to remember How often in reading this tale of inconstancy, lack of self restraint, and predictable woe does one wish to take the hero by the shoulders and shake sense into him, and how ineffective one knows that would be, since his is a story of repeatedly returning to what is most destructive to his happiness Love and anxiety are inextricably linked in this tale Love and commercialism are as well, since money or lack thereof is always what keeps the lovers apart, and prostitution becomes the means of getting enough money to stay together Every value except obsessive determination on th...

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