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Set in France and Louisiana in the early 18th century, the story follows the hero, the Chevalier des Grieux, and his lover, Manon Lescaut. Des Grieux comes from noble and landed family, but forfeits his hereditary wealth and incurs the disappointment of his father by running away with Manon. In Paris, the young lovers enjoy a blissful cohabitation, while Des Grieux struggles to satisfy Manon's taste for luxury. He scrounges together money by borrowing from his unwaveringly loyal friend Tiberge and from cheating gamblers. On several occasions, Des Grieux's wealth evaporates (by theft, in a house fire, etc.), prompting Manon to leave him for a richer man because she cannot stand the thought of living in penury.

The two lovers finally end up in New Orleans, to which Manon has been deported as a prostitute, where they pretend to be married and live in idyllic peace for a while. But when Des Grieux reveals their unmarried state to the Governor and asks to be wed with Manon, the Governor's nephew sets his sights on winning Manon's hand. In despair, Des Grieux challenges the Governor's nephew to a duel and knocks him unconscious. Thinking he had killed the man and fearing retribution, the couple flee New Orleans and venture into the wilderness of Louisiana, hoping to reach an English settlement. Manon dies of exposure and exhaustion the following morning and, after burying his beloved, Des Grieux is eventually taken back to France by Tiberge.

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149 editions First published in 1787

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Manon Lescaut
2009, Penguin Group UK
Electronic resource in English
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Manon Lescaut
March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Manon Lescaut (Large Print Edition)
March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Manon Lescaut
December 9, 2006, Norilana Books
Hardcover in English
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Manon Lescaut
January 1, 2006, www.ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English - (Large print edition)
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Manon Lescaut
November 1, 2006, Juan de la Cuesta
Paperback in French
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Manon Lescaut
November 15, 2006, Echo Library
Paperback in English
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Manon Lescaut
December 9, 2006, Norilana Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
2006, Molière & Co.
in French - 1st ed.
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Manon Lescaut
April 15, 2004, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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Manon Lescaut
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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Manon Lescaut (Hesperus Classics)
August 1, 2004, Hesperus Press
Paperback in English, Old (ca. 450-1100) - New Ed edition
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Manon Lescaut.
February 1, 2002, Aufbau Tb
Paperback
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Manon Lescaut
July 2002, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Manon Lescaut
July 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Manon Lescaut
February 22, 2001, Laventurine
Paperback
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Manon Lescaut
May 2, 2001, Dedalus Press
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Manon Lescaut
May 16, 2001, Editions Flammarion
Paperback in French
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Manon Lescaut
January 1, 1999, Editions Flammarion
Mass Market Paperback in French
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Manon Lescaut
November 16, 1999, Pocket
Mass Market Paperback in French
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Histoire du Chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
January 11, 1999, French & European Pubns
Paperback
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Manon Lescaut
September 1998, Norma
Paperback
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Manon Lescaut
January 1997, Books On Tape
Audio cassette in English
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Manon Lescaut
April 1, 1996, Hachette Littérature
Mass Market Paperback in French
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Manon Lescaut: texte integrale
1996, Hachettes
in French
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Manon Lescaut
December 31, 1995, Gallimard French
Mass Market Paperback in French
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Manon Lescaut
February 12, 1993, Dessain et Tolra
Unknown Binding
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Manon Lescaut
December 31, 1992, Editions du Seuil
Paperback in French
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Manon Lescaut
April 1, 1992, Penguin Classics
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Manon Lescaut
1991, Penguin
in English - 2nd ed.
Cover of: Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescout
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Manon Lescaut
1987, Soho Book Co., U.S. distributor, Dufour Editions
in English
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Manon Lesko
1983, Vysheĭshai︠a︡ shkola
in Russian
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Manon Lesko
1983, Vysheĭshai︠a︡ shkola
in Russian
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Manon Lescaut
March 1, 1983, Books on Tape, Inc.
Audio cassette
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Manon Lescaut
November 1, 1983, Plume
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Manon Lescaut
November 1, 1983, Plume
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Manon Lescaut.
1980, Gallimard
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1978, Hyperion Press
in English - Hyperion reprint ed.
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Manon Lescaut
1976, L.J. Veen
Paperback in Dutch
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Manon Lescaut
October 1, 1976, French & European Pubns
Paperback
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Histoire du Chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
October 1, 1976, French & European Pubns
Paperback
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Manon Lescaut
1973, Libraerie Larousse
Mass Market Paperback
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Manon Lescaut
June 1973, French & European Pubns
Paperback
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Manon Lescaut
January 1, 1973, Editions Larousse
Paperback in French
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Manon Lescaut
March 1, 1972, Livre De Poche French
Mass Market Paperback in French
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Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
1969, Éditions Garnier Frères
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1968, Didier
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1966, Penguin
in English - [New ed.]
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Manon Lescaut
1966, Bordas
in French
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Manon Lescaut.
1966, Le Livre de Poche
in French
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Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
1965, Editions Garnier Freres
in French
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Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut.
1965, Éditions Garnier frères
in French - Éd. illustrée]
Cover of: Istorii͡a︡ kavalera de Grie i Manon Lesko
Istorii͡a︡ kavalera de Grie i Manon Lesko
1964, Izd-vo "Nauka"
in Russian
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Manon Lescaut
1961, New American Library
in English
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Manon Lescaut
1959, Le Livre de Poche
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1959, Livre de Poche
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1958, Le Club du meilleur livre
in French
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Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut: edition critique
1953, Librairie Droz, Librairie Giard
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1951, J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton
in English
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Manon Lescaut: a new translation from the French by L.W. Tancock
1949, Penguin Books
Trade Paperback in English
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Manon Lescaut
1949, Penguin Books, Viking Penguin
in English
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Manon Lescaut
1943, Blackwell
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1943, B. Blackwell
in French
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Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
1942, The University Press
in French
Cover of: The story of Manon Lescaut and the chevalier des Grieux
Cover of: Story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier Des Grieux
Cover of: The story of Manon Lescaut and the chevalier des Grieux
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Cover of: Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut.
Cover of: The story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux
Cover of: The story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux
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Manon Lescaut
1935, E.P. Dutton and co., inc.
in English
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Manon Lescaut
1931, Rarity Press
in English
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Manon Lescaut
1931, Rarity Press
in English
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Manon Lescaut
1931, Privately printed for Rarity Press
in English
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Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
1930, C. Scribners̕ Sons
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1929, Larousse
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1929, Dent, Dutton
in English
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Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
1929, Oxford University Press
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1928, G. Bles
in English
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Manon Lescaut
1928, G. Bles
in English
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Manon Lescaut
1928, John Lane
in English
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Manon Lescaut
1924, Alfred A. Knopf
in English
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Histoire Du Chevalier Des Grieux Et De Manon Lescaut
November 30, 1923, French & European Pubns
Paperback in French - Limited edition
Cover of: Geschichte der Manon Lescaut und das Chevalier des Grieux
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Manon Lescaut
1919, A.A. Knopf
in English
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Manon Lescaut
1910, Bibliothèque Larousse
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1900, J.H. Ed. Heitz (Heitz & Mündel)
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1892, E. Dentu
in French
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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier Des Grieux
1889, Librairie Artistique
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1886, Routledge
in English
Cover of: The Story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier Des Grieux
Cover of: Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du chevalier Desgrieux.
Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du chevalier Desgrieux.
1884, Calmann Lévy
in French - Nouv. éd.
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Manon Lescaut
1879, Quantin
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1849, G. Havard
in French
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Manon Lescaut
1841, J. Thomas
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Manon Lescaut
1841, J. Thomas
in English
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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du chevalier des Grieux
1840, E. Bourdin [Typ. Schneider et Langrand]
in French
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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux
1839, Ernest Bourdin et Cie ...
in French - Édition illustrée / par Tony Johannot: precedée d'une notice historique sur l'auteur par Jules Janin.
Cover of: Histoire de Manon Lescaut, et du chevalier des Grieux
Cover of: Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut.
Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut.
1787, Chez Jean-Albert Joly , Imprimeur-Libraire , près le Marché-Neuf.
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Manon Lescaut
Publish date unknown, Books On Tape
Audio Cassette
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Manon Lescaut
Publish date unknown, Flammarion
Paperback
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Manon Lescaut
Publish date unknown, Hyperion Press
Unknown Binding - Hyperion reprint ed. edition
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Manon Lescaut
Publish date unknown, Signet Classics
Paperback
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Manon Lescaut.
Publish date unknown, Le Livre Mondial
in French
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Manon Lescaut: extraits.
Publish date unknown, Larousse
in French
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Manon Lescaut.
Publish date unknown, Books, Inc.
in English
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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux.
Publish date unknown, Calmann-Lévy
in French - Nouv. éd., précédée d'une étude par John Lemoinne.

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