When the young, beautiful Mademoiselle de Chartres comes to court, her primary objective is to find herself a husband. Upon her mother's recommendation, she accepts the advances of the Prince de Cleves, a rather average sort of a man. Unfortunately, soon after the wedding she finds herself to be in love with the dashing Duc de Nemours . . .
Against a backdrop of labyrinthine court politics, the naive Madame de Cleves' pursuit of true love is a riveting and timelessly tragic read.
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