A Portrait of Francis Ist of France by Jean Clouet (boutiquesdemusées)

My last post on La Princesse de Clèves was too long. It was shortened by an editor, but the matter of reversible appearances had been removed. It was essential information. I would like the novel to end happily. Both Madame de Clèves and the Duc love one another. But she loves him so much that a betrayal would be devastating.

Ironically, in a digression, the Prince de Clèves says that he would help his wife if she were in love. It is in the Sancerre digression, bridging part one and part two.

Apologies, apologies… and love to everyone. 💕

La Princesse de Clèves (Gallimard)

© Micheline Walker
24 January 2021