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Manon Manon and more Manon,
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This review is from: Manon Lescaut (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
I was prompted to read the book after being in love with Massenet's Opera and then the ballet (Massenet - MacMillan). It not only clarifies that the ballet and the other opera Manon Lesceaut (Puchini) is closer to the original but exceeds all of them in drama. One shoud read the book, see both operas and the wonderful ballet pay homage to the Massenet Memorial in Jardin du Luxembourg (Paris) with the lonesome statue of Manon in front and get the films Jean de Floret and Manon des Sources. After that you will wish that any female children born in your family were called Manon!