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Title:Manon Lescaut
Price:GBP£5.00 (about USD$6.30)
Book ID:B009-2679
Publisher:Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1949
Edition:First Edition
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Penguin, 1949, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

Penguin Classics No. L13; Manon Lescaut is a story of an upper-class young man, Chevalier Des Grieux, who falls in love with a lower-class young woman, Manon Lescaut. They run away together without getting married, and Des Grieux discovers that Manon's love of luxury is greater than her desire to stay faithful. Manon takes a wealthy lover, which upsets and angers Des Grieux, although this leads to him and Manon tricking him out of some money and enables them to live in luxury before they are ruined. This storyline repeats itself three times, with each fallout greater and with more lasting consequences than the one before. The novella ends tragically and without much hope, although there is a ray of light in Des Grieux's decision to pursue the moral road again. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 190 pages. Spine browned with age. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges slightly foxed. Black titles spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Classics; France; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2679.
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