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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English



  • France


  • La Fayette, Madame de 1634-1693.,
  • Married women -- Fiction.,
  • Nobility -- Fiction.,
  • France -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-296).

StatementMarie-Madeleine de LaFayette ; edited and with a revised translation by John D. Lyons.
SeriesA Norton critical edition
ContributionsLyons, John D., 1946-
LC ClassificationsPQ1805.L5 A72 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination296 p. ;
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1737393M
ISBN 100393963527
LC Control Number92042526

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