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Madame Thérèse by Erckmann-Chatrian is a captivating novel that takes the reader on a journey through the life of a mysterious and enigmatic woman. Set in rural France, the story follows Madame Thérèse as she navigates through the challenges and hardships of her daily life.

The introduction and notes by Edward Manley provide valuable insights into the historical and cultural context of the novel, enriching the reader's understanding and appreciation of the story. Manley's commentary offers a deeper exploration of the themes and characters, adding depth and nuance to the narrative.

Erckmann-Chatrian's masterful storytelling and vivid descriptions bring the world of Madame Thérèse to life, immersing the reader in a tale of love, betrayal, and redemption. The characters are well-developed and complex, creating a rich tapestry of emotions and relationships.

Overall, Madame Thérèse is a compelling read that will captivate readers with its intricate plot, engaging characters, and evocative prose. With Manley's insightful commentary, this edition offers a comprehensive and enlightening reading experience for fans of historical fiction and French literature.

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Heath's Modern Language Series

MADAME THÉRÈSE

PAR

ERCKMANN CHATRIAN

EDITED WITH INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND VOCABULARY

BY

EDWARD MANLEY

ENGLEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, CHICAGO

D. C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO

COPYRIGHT, 1910 BY D. C. HEATH & CO.

Printed in U. S. A.

INTRODUCTION

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Madame Thérèse is a story of the French Revolution. The events described in it occur between the summer of 1793 and the following spring. It abounds in allusions to episodes in the Revolution itself and contains many references to customs which owed their origin to the Revolution. Though it presents no difficulties to the intelligent Frenchman, still, by the constant introduction of these allusions to events and institutions of the Revolution, it refers to many things which are not clear to readers of other nations, unless they are familiar with the leading facts of French history preceding the revolutionary outbreak... Continue reading book >>




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