Lucien Leuwen Book One: The Green Huntsman

Stendahl (Author) Louise Varese (Translator)
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Description

Attractive, clever, a cavalry officer and very rich, young Leuwen had everything necessary for happiness and success--everything except belief in himself and the social order of his time. It is the period of King Louis-Philippe, when an induced conservatism was atrophying France after the cataclysm of the Revolution and the glorious illusion that was Napoleon. Here is an historical novel which is the real thing--a portrait without equal of a time, a place, and the way conflicting groups of Frenchmen felt about each other and themselves. Lucien Leuwen comes down from Paris to serve with a regiment garrisoned in the provincial city of Nancy. There, though he is only a rich bourgeois, not of the nobility, he cleverly makes his way into society and dares to fall in love with the blue blood belle of the town. The magic cast by one of France's greatest novelists transports us completely into the hearts of Lieutenant Leuwen and the beautiful Bathilde de Chasteller as their love affair follows its torturous course.

Product Details

Price
$23.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
January 01, 1950
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.93 X 8.0 inches | 0.99 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811218955

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About the Author

Louise Varèse was an American biographer and translator of French. She is known for her translations of Stendhal, Proust, Georges Simenon, Julien Gracq, St.-John Perse and Arthur Rimbaud.