201 * 267
Barely sixteen, Mademoiselle de Chartres makes her debut at the court of French king Henri II, and discovers the gossiping, scheming and affairs that take place there every day. The Prince of Clèves soon falls in love with her, and even though this love is unrequited, she accepts to marry him. The new Princess of Clèves meets the Duke of Nemours and enters into a passionate yet platonic relationship. Consumed by guilt, she confesses this illegitimate love to her husband, and he dies of a broken heart. The Princess of Clèves refuses to marry the Duke and withdraws to a convent to become the master of her destiny. This classic 17th-century French novel by Madame de Lafayette is told here in impressive graphic novel format.