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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • La Princesse de Clèves
  • Madame de La Fayette
  • English
  • 04 December 2016
  • 9780192837264

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  1. MischaS_ MischaS_ says:

    Advance Review Copy generously provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewWell I have to say the moment I saw this book I thought that it would be about Anne of Cleves aka the luckiest wife of Henry VIII I never heard about the book The Princess of Clèves before so I was in for a surprise As for this comics it was very well done I liked the art the muted colours which I felt fitted it very well The storyline was simple but I was interested in seeing where it was going However me being me I have some issues with it I suppose the story took several years but the characters kept wearing the same clothing Okay sometimes the main character changed the colour of her dress but it still felt like the same dress I'm here for the dressesIt may be because it was supposed to help you to tell the characters apart and I can get that because I kept confusing the husband and the uncle of the main character plus another guy was pretty similar but he disappeared pretty uickly from the story But the unchanged dresses were bugging me I'm not sure how much time has passed it started in winter 1558 Henry II of France died in July 1559 which is like 23 into the story So it may be two years or so Then some dialogues were a bit tedious spreading over several pages and I had to skip them cause I could not do with the pathosBut overall I did enjoy it it was a fun evening reading this and I think I may even have a look at the original book Overall I would say 35 stars 👗👗👗

  2. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    I knew very little about this book Only that it was written in the seventeenth century while set in the mid sixteenth century and that former President Sarkozy of France felt that it was by itself holding back France from becoming a World leading super power mega empire simply by clogging up the literature curriculum in schools view spoiler or something along those lines any how hide spoiler

  3. Duane Duane says:

    This classic of early French literature was published in 1678 anonymously but was later attributed to Madame de LaFayette It is set in 1558 59 France in the court of King Henry II It's historical fiction and by most accounts it's fairly accurate in it's portrayal of the people and events of the era It's the story of a young girl sent to court to find a husband marries a prince then falls in love with a duke The intrigues and little dramas that surround these events play out through the novel It held my interest because I like historical fiction that relates to royal history But 17th century literature can be tedious and this one starts slow but improves as the story developes 35 stars

  4. Jesse Jesse says:

    The first half is rough going every sentence seems to namedrop at least two members of the French aristocracy and it is impossible to keep track of who is being mentioned for the first time and who has already been referred to six lines back But there comes a point where the narrative suddenly clears and it becomes obvious how this rather tortured excursion through the labyrinthine French royal court not only serves to set the stage but emphasizes the countless dangers and social traps the titular character must somehow navigate upon her introduction to it The story that subseuently unfolds is in and of itself extremely simple a beautiful young woman she's of the type that causes every man to gape in astonishment upon entering a room manages to land an advantageous marriage with a kind and gentle titled man who adores her; unfortunately she doesn't love him and falls for the most rakish bachelor at court to further complicate things the feeling is mutual The Princess spends the rest of the novella trying to overcome her amorous feelings to love and serve her husband as a faithful wife shouldIt might sound then that The Princess of Clèves serves as yet another testament to the historical systems of oppression against women; it is but to regard it solely in those terms would mean missing a lot of fascinating layers to to the story Despite the novel being devoid of traditional characterization such conventions were not introduced for another century or two the Princess somehow emerges as a remarkably nuanced character as impossible for the reader to pin down as it is for the men in her life Should her rigid moral beliefs be interpreted as yet another form of mental enslavement or the mark of an intellectually independent woman who refused to play the amorous games of the court? Is it piety or self preservation that moves the actions of the Princess? The novel refuses to give an answer of any kind and one way or the other it is the Princess who ultimately decides her own fate though whether it was the right one has been fiercely debated since the novel first appeared I read this after seeing the recent film La belle personne which adapts the story to a contemporary French high school I recommend it though it admittedly makes sense in context with its source material

  5. Debbie Zapata Debbie Zapata says:

    The idea here was to read this and another short book by the same author for a Literary Birthday Challenge This book sounded so interesting the court of Henry The Second of France with all the intrigue and goings on that nobility do so well Enter our young heroine Mademoiselle de Chartres whose mother wants to arrange a proper match for herOkay so far but it took paragraphs and paragraphs of names and titles to get to this point I thought about uitting after needing to go over this sentence half a dozen times he foresaw great obstructions on the part of the Duke of Nevers his father the Duke was strictly attached to the Duchess of Valentinois and the Viscount de Chartres was her enemy which was a sufficient reason to hinder the Duke from consenting to the marriage of his son with a niece of the Viscount's But I thought no I am reading War And Peace and keeping everyone straight in my mind surely I can manage this little book also So I kept going and our heroine becomes the Princess Of Cleves but she is not really in love with the Prince and it sounds to me like they never had a true wedding night Certainly the Prince is not perfectly happy that is one clearly expressed factThen our Princess's mother tells her the history of the King's mistress Diane de Poitiers But she tells it in paragraphs full of names and titles tossed together like a Caesar salad Granted that this book was written in 1678 but I was prepared for an old fashioned writing style; and can usually deal with such things as sentences that go on forever and other marks of past years However I could not deal with being served such a confusing boring platter so I have to mark this one a DNF I will look for a title about the era because I am intrigued by the King himself and his times but I have to put Madame de LaFayette on my never again list Humble apologies Madame

  6. Mel Mel says:

    No one is surprised than me at how much I liked this book because this is not my kind of book at all But the writing was so addicting and the storyline was so interesting Around The Year in 52 Books Challenge #8 A classic with less than 200 pages

  7. Alex Alex says:

    The least problematic of all literary classics in French Robin Buss calls this I took it as a warning She's thinking of Les Liaisons dangereuses no doubt a deeply problematic book that reads like a reverse censoring of Princess of Clèves as though LaClos read Clèves and thought I'm going to put the smut in this He was right and Les Liaisons dangereuses is fuckin' great Princess of Clèves is okayThe action takes place in 1558 a hundred years before it was written in 1678 during the reign of Henri II Boyd Tonkin calls it a “veiled portrait of the treacherous cockpit that the author knew as a super observant insider at the court of Louis IV” which like fine I know zilch about either court so that does nothing for me They seem complicated? These courts I tell you They're always portrayed as absolute snakepits a sort of ordered turbulence which made it delightful but very dangerous for a young person in Madame de Lafayette's own words The thing is that they're full of teenagers Madame de Chartres the Princess of Clèves herself is sixteen It's just castles full of extremely wealthy teenagers who do nothing but go to parties and fuck each other; the only difference between this and Mykonos is that they're also the law and they can kill each other after they break up Madame de Lafayette as drawn by someone who's never seen a human bodyTake this minor character the Vidame de Chartres who tells a long story about fucking ueen Catherine de Medici She makes it clear that he’s to have no other affairs while he’s her boyfriend but he’s super into some other girl so he lies to her about it and then when she breaks up with him because of a third girl he promptly falls in love with a wholly new fourth girl who he now has to keep secret from the ueen Funny right? But it doesn't work It’s not in this book but this is a real guy and he dies in prison literally all they do is put on wigs and dieMost of the characters here are real in fact which is one of de Lafayette's innovations she's doing some sort of historical fiction or anyway fan fic The only invented character is Madame de Chartres herself who when the book finally gets started after a deadly opening that's really just some sort of Old Testamentesue list of names is nursing an emotional affair with the Duke de Nemours the sort of creep who's prone to climbing fences to spy on girls Chartres already married to a super boring guy is the sort of girl who's prone to giving speeches about virtue And if you think you know how this ends I wish you did view spoilerFirst the boring husband dies of sadness just from thinking she might have boned Nemours which she didn't Then Nemours comes to say can we bone now that he's dead and she gives this wonderful batshit speech about how he’s too hot to marry Few are insensible to your charms and my own experience would suggest that there are none to whom you might not appeal I should think you always in love and loved and I should seldom be wrong So they still don't bone and then she gets her to a nunnery just to make extra sure they don't bone and then everyone dies virtuous and alone hide spoiler

  8. Madeline Madeline says:

    I read this book in French and as a result of this missed a lot of the smaller details of this book because despite taking French for seven years now I still can't really read it But I got the main idea and what I understood I really liked The book's actually pretty exciting there's lots of court intrigue tournaments plot digressions involving the misplacement of a Very Important Letter on that note isn't it amazing how many older books like this have plot points that revolve around Very Important Letters being misplaced? and court gossip So much court gossip Most of it isn't even plot related but I still found it entertaining My only main complaint is that even though Diane de Poitiers is a minor character the story takes place at the end of Henri II's reign so it wasn't like they could just leave her out Madame de Lafayette refuses to let her do anything interesting She just stays in the background and doesn't serve any real purpose in the novel which is sad because Diane de Poitiers was kind of awesome Something else we discussed in my class which I'll share here because I found it really interesting so in 2009 French president Nicolas Sarkozy did what he does best and put his foot firmly in his mouth when he said that people didn't need to study the book especially if they were preparing for low level public sector jobs Since going into hysterics over art is practically a national sport in France everyone proceeded to do just that and organize the best protest ever Essentially a bunch of people like hundreds got together in cities all over France and staged public readings of La Princesse de Cleves to show their support for the book You have to admit that's pretty damn cool Read for French Literature from the Middle Ages to 1800

  9. Nicole Nicole says:

    God what a heartbreaking novel Even while I suspected where it would go I held on to the hope that maybe it wouldn't go there Ultimately it did and my poor heart could not take it Move over Romeo and Juliet the Duke of Nemours and the Princess of Clèves are the patron saints of star crossed loversThe beginning is a chore to get through The name dropping of the everyone in the French Court is supposed to give you a sense of place along with a cast of characters but it just ended up confusing me even Nonetheless I kept readingThe Princess of Clèves and the Duke of Nemours are a delight to read about it mostly because we get to see their character evolution Their story is nothing short of gut wrenching; their love so true and genuine But by all means this novel isn't perfect It suffers a lot from freuent visits of the Goddess of Exposition™ which I believe take away from the main story Sure I want some backstory on the situation but not pages upon pages upon pages of it

  10. Roman Clodia Roman Clodia says:

    Mme de Lafayette wrote this during the reign of Louis XIV but the novel is set in the court of Henri II when his ueen is Catherine de Medici the young Mary ueen of Scots is his daughter in law and Diana de Poitiers was his mistress As a courtier herself Mme de Lafayette knew intimately the intrigues and gossip that went on at court and she conveys that magnificentlyThe young and very beautiful Madame de Cleves comes to court is married rapidly to a man whom she admires and respects but cannot love and falls in love herself with the Duke de Nemours who feels the same for her But tied by her sense of morality and the stories she has been told by her mother and others about the insincerity of court love she restrains her passions and turns away from loveThis is a vivid and exuisitely written novel that turns on the small emotions of love duty and passion lived out in a public court where everyone is watching everyone else and no one's secrets remain hidden

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About the Author: Madame de La Fayette

Christened Marie Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne she was born in Paris to a family of minor La Princesse eBook Ç but wealthy nobility At de la Vergne became the maid of honor to ueen Anne of Austria and began also to acuire a literary education from Gilles Ménage who gave her lessons in Italian and Latin Ménage would lead her to join the fashionable salons of Madame de Rambouillet and Madeleine de Scudéry Her.