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Considered one of the greatest novels of the eighteenth century, Manon Lescaut is a tale of passion, betrayal, and delinquency. It is a classic romantic novel of the period that tells the story of the destructive affair between a nobleman and a courtesan. The novel was an immense success upon its publication in 1731. The story inspired popular operas composed in the nineteenth century by Jules Massenet and Giacomo Puccini.
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