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Index of Topics for her novel "La Princesse de Clèves"


(La Comtesse de Lafayette 1634- 1693)

This is a detailed study of Mme de Lafayette's masterpiece "La Princesse de Clèves" which she wrote in 1678.

The topics studied are listed below

Click on a title below to select the topic of your choice

Biography of Mme de Lafayette in English and French

The historical figures in the novel

The Treatment of History in “La Princesse de Clèves".

Summary  of "La Princesse de Cleves" with detailed commentary

La Princesse de Clèves: the heroine

The Character of Nemours

The Character of the Prince de Cleves

The progression of the passion in the soul of Mme de Clèves

The views of other critics on "La Princesse de Clèves"