The Princesse de Cleves (Oxford World's Classics)
Publish date: 1999-11-11
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 17th Century
bookshelves: spring-2010, play-dramatisation, published-1678 Recommended for: BBC Radio 3 listeners Read on March 01, 2010 Madame de Lafayette's classic tale of intrigue and love translated and freely dramatised by Jo Clifford. Blurb - Set in the 16th Century, the play follows the life of a bea...
Madame de Lafayette's classic tale of intrigue and love translated and freely dramatised by Jo Clifford. Blurb - Set in the 16th Century, the play follows the life of a beautiful young lady newly presented to Court. It's the reign of Henri II and Mary Queen of Scots is safely ensconced in France. It...
I can easily see why someone would enjoy this--court politics! beautiful clothes! rakish love interest! verbal fencing!--but I found it hard reading. Everyone seems to have a nickname, a full name, several titles, etc, and they're referred to each indiscriminately. Plus, I have a hard time with an...
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