An archetypal tale of love, deception and tragedy.
This is the story of Madame de's earrings. It is a story of jewellery, of love, of denial, of society that has the simplicity of a fairy tale and the elegance of an eighteenth century roman-à-clef. The most famous work by Louise de Vilmorin, this novella became The Earrings of Madame de, a 1952 Max Ophüls film.
Translated by Duff Cooper
Cover illustration by David Pearson
Published 15 October 2012