Madame de

Madame de

By Louise de Vilmorin

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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
80 pp
Published 15 October 2012
ISBN 9781908968333
Pushkin Collection