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Manon Lescaut

[French ma-nawn les-koh] /French ma nɔ̃ lɛsˈkoʊ/
noun
1.
a novel (1731) by Antoine François Prévost.
2.
an opera (1893) by Giacomo Puccini.
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  • In Manon Lescaut itself he gave a masterpiece, not only to the novel, not only to France, but to all literature and all the world.

  • It was a translation of that beautiful old novel, “Manon Lescaut.”

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • But once more "let us come to the real things—let us speak of" Manon Lescaut.

  • "Manon Lescaut," on the other hand, has met with success elsewhere.

  • Manon Lescaut, which appeared in 1731, as an episode of the first of these, is a tale of fatal and irresistible passion.

  • He had been moved that morning by the tale of Manon Lescaut.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • We run to kiss the bleeding mouth of Fantine, and we follow Manon Lescaut over the whole world.

    Intentions Oscar Wilde
  • It was the day after the evening when she came to see me that I sent her Manon Lescaut.

    Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) Alexandre Dumas, fils
  • In his heart he would have liked to push Manon Lescaut into Lonsdale's hands and bid him read that for counsel.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • It was at this time that she read Manon Lescaut, over and over again.

    Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) Alexandre Dumas, fils

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