Gabrielle ou les infortunes de la vertu
Placed under the authority of her brother, the Marquis d'Espeils, Gabrielle is fifteen years old when she meets her true love, a commoner named Pierre-André Coffinhal. But propriety forbids their union. Gabrielle is promised to a wealthy cousin, who proves to be a ruthless man.
Two years later, the death of the odious husband forces Gabrielle to leave her native Auvergne for Paris. There she discovers the ruthless court life under Louis XVI and resolves to accept the protection of a libertine, the Count de Villers. But the Revolution is underway and, in the midst of the storm, Gabrielle finds Pierre-André, a judge at the Revolutionary Court. In this period where the wind turns as fast as heads fall, will the reunited lovers finally be able to build the happiness that has been stolen from them?