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Facets of a Princess

Multiple Readings of Madame de la Fayette's «"La Princesse de Clèves</I>»


Michael G. Paulson

Facets of a Princess is a novel approach to Madame de La Fayette's La Princesse de Clèves. Unlike previous critical studies, Facets does not limit its focus to a single critical approach, but instead examines the novel from political, historical, extreme feminist, and religious perspectives. This multifaceted scope provides the reader with a new understanding and appreciation of the seventeenth-century work and should encourage further scholarly investigation into the life and works of Madame de La Fayette.