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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Prevost Narrator: Santiago Munevar Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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La historia del Caballero Des Grieux y de Manon Lescaut es el titulo completo de la novela que escribio en el siglo XVIII Antoine-Francois Prevost, llamado el abate Prevost, por que habia asumido ordenes menores. La obra, a pesar de que el autor quiso mostrarlo como libro moralizante causo gran escandalo en sus tiempos, en el siglo XVIII cuando fue publicada, ya que ese retrato descarnado de una mujer que unicamente vive para el placer y el lujo no tenia antecedentes literarios.

This novel, although the author wanted it to be a moralizing book, caused a great scandal when it was published in the eighteenth century due to it's lurid portrait of a woman who only lives for pleasure and luxury, a concept which didn't have any literary antecedents at the time.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lucy | 2/12/2014

    " I don't find it possible to become genuinely involved with a work from so long ago, from such a different culture to my own, and moreover read in translation. (Which reminds me, the Gutenberg translation I read annoyingly adds as chapter headings, quotes from authors who wrote well after the time the novel was written, such as Scott and Byron). It was surprisingly readable, though, and I can see why it was suitable tripe for adapting to the melodrama of grand opera. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tom | 1/7/2014

    " A great classic! I can also see why is was the basis for several operas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessie | 12/26/2013

    " Incredible book, but incredibly unsympathetic main character. My liner notes are biting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dagny | 12/20/2013

    " This French literature classic, which has been the basis for several films and operas, is set in Paris and Louisiana in the early 1700s. Manon Lescaut is maintained by the Chevalier des Grieux until he begins to have financial problems. She is then kidnapped and sold. "

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