La Princesse de Cleves Student Notes

Summary and commentary- Historical background - The characters - the literary style

Saturday, 17 May 2008

 

Index of Internet Essays on "La princesse de Cleves"


These are the notes that I put together over a number of years, when teaching Mme de Lafayette’s famous novel. I have put them onto the Internet in the hope that they will be a springboard for understanding and enjoying this French masterpiece.

These study notes begin with a detailed summary of the book with explanatory comments.

I have listed below the full index and made each title a link to the complete essay on my French Literature Internet Site.


INDEX OF MY ESSAYS ON LA PRINCESSE DE CLEVES



LA PRINCESSE DE CLÈVES Summary and Commentary

BIOGRAPHY OF MME DE LAFAYETTE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH

LA PRINCESSE DE CLEVES -THE ROYAL COURT

THE TREATMENT OF HISTORY IN "LA PRINCESSE DE CLÈVES"

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 ART AND THE LITERARY STYLE OF MME DE LAFAYETTE

WHAT OTHER CRITICS HAVE SAID ABOUT "LA PRINCESSE DE CLÈVES" This includes a discussion of the secondary stories in the book.



LINKS TO MY OTHER FRENCH LITERATURE NOTES


Anatole France – Les Dieux ont Soif – Summary and Historical Background


Balzac – Le Père Goriot - Summary and Topics


Brassens – 70 songs with translations

Carla Bruni Songs with translations (50 songs  to date)


Camus – L’étranger - Summary and Topics


Camus – La Chute - Summary and Topics


Duhamel Le Notaire du Havre - Summary and Topics


Mme de Lafayette – La Princesse de Clèves - Summary and Topics


Voltaire – Candide - Summary and Topics

Hervé Bazin- Vipère au Poing- Summary -Political and Social Background

Pagnol -Le Château de ma mère Summary - Background -Marcel Pagnol's biography



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Comments:
Thanks for posting this! The character chart was extremely helpful!
 
Fantastic resource, if only my own lecturer could have given us such a comprehensive analysis :)
 
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