Leone Leoni, by Sand, George
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- ISBN: 9780915864614 | 0915864614
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/15/2000
George Sand's Leone Leoni reverses the Abbe Prevost's Manon Lescaut and gives Manon's helplessly amoral character to a man, Leoni. The girl he seduces becomes the exponent of undying, endless, forgiving love. The setting is the demimonde of Venice, and the plot is thick with sinister figures whose influence drag the miserable lovers down. The hapless Juliet has a champion, however, who is willing to go to any lengths to save her from her passion; his desperate act provides the final ironic flourish to a spellbinding tale. Leone Leoni is only one of nine novels and non-fiction works by George Sand published in trade paperback by Academy Chicago.