Manon Lescaut

Abbé PRÉVOST (1697 - 1763)

Published in 1731, Manon Lescaut (on which the Puccini opera is based) takes as its themes passionate, tragic love, and redemption through suffering. It is the story of the Chevalier des Grieux, a student, who sees Manon as she is being taken to a convent, and instantly falls in love with her. He offers to save her from the convent, and the two young lovers run away to Paris. There follow many adventures and tribulations, throughout which the Chevalier remains steadfastly loyal to his love. summary by Mary Bard

Genre(s): Romance, Published before 1800

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I Mary Bard
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Play 02 II Mary Bard
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Play 03 III Mary Bard
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Play 04 IV Mary Bard
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Play 05 V Mary Bard
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Play 06 VI Mary Bard
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Play 07 VII Mary Bard
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Play 08 VIII Mary Bard
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Play 09 IX Mary Bard
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Play 10 X Mary Bard
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Play 11 XI Mary Bard
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Play 12 XII Mary Bard
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Play 13 XIII part 1 Mary Bard
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Play 14 XIII part 2 Mary Bard
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