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perfide manon: still loved in spite of all

Perfide Manon and Abbe Prevost. She was the classic cocotte, he the classic dupe; first the Abbe wrote his famous story, and then he set out to live it… …Of all Prevost’s work, Manon Lescaut stands apart and above. It … Continue reading

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manon lescaut: “a veritable leech”

Perfide Manon and Abbe Prevost. She was the classic cocotte, he the classic dupe; first the Abbe wrote his famous story, and then he set out to live it… …In any case, the Abbe removed hurriedly from England to Holland … Continue reading

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manon lescaut: she was venus libertina

Perfide Manon and Abbe Prevost. She was the classic cocotte, he the classic dupe; first the Abbe wrote his famous story, and then he set out to live it… …He began to write a novel, of frenzied passion and bloodcurdling … Continue reading

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the classic coquette: and the classic dupe

Perfide Manon and Abbe Prevost. She was the classic coquette, he the classic dupe; first the Abbe wrote his famous story, and then he set out to live it… While most of the noble and the good are forgotten, naughty … Continue reading

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liberation: french identity on the short leash

The liberation of Mme de Tencin. From convent to court, from bank to boudoir, she was always prone to argue. It was the end of the Louis XIV reign, a hey-day of cynical license that characterized the Regency period that … Continue reading

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ALL ARE ROGUES NONE ARE FOOLS

”Defoe’s political writing seems to have come to an end when, in 1718, he was discovered to be writing for both the Tory “Weekly Journal or Secondary Post” and the Whig “Whitehall Evening Post”. So, when he was nearly sixty, … Continue reading

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HE SCRIPTED HIS OWN DESTINY

Call it balladeering of the part-time priest.A man caught in all the intensities and entanglements of being suspended somewhere between Demons and the call of Angels. First Abbe Prevost, a sometime cleric ¬†wrote his famous story, then set out to … Continue reading

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