The Surprise of Love

The Surprise of Love

Paperback Oberon Classics

By (author) Pierre Marivaux, Translated by Mike Alfreds


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  • Publisher: Oberon Modern Plays
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 206mm x 12mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849431833
  • ISBN 13: 9781849431835
  • Sales rank: 1,127,672

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The beautiful Marquise has been left a widow tragically young...The handsome Chevalier has been deserted by the love of his life who has decided to take holy orders...Both have sworn never to lose their hearts again...Neither had reckoned with the surprise of love.

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Author information

"He is considered one of the most important French playwrights of the 18th century, writing numerous comedies for the Comedie-Francaise and the Comedie-Italienne of Paris. His most important works are Le Triomphe de l'amour (The Triumph of Love), Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard (The Game of Love and Chance) and Les Fausses Confidences (False Admissions). He also published a number of essays and two important but unfinished novels, La Vie de Marianne and Le Paysan parvenu. "

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"""An elegant and well-honed drawing room comedy... a consummate example of a well-made play - complete with a set of French windows and an absence of loose ends - and, as such, is solidly entertaining"" 4 stars - ""Exeunt Magazine"" "Misery is not just amusing but captivatingly charming, in Michael Alfred's new version of Marivaux... is sheer sophistication... Piquant and perfectly polished entertainment" 4 stars - The Times"