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The Charterhouse of Parma - Stendhal, John Sturrock
The Charterhouse of Parma
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A magnificent new translation of Stendhal?s picaresque novel about love and intrigue in post- Napoleonic Europe Judged by Balzac to be the most important French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a classic portrait of aristocratic adventure. Fabrizio del Dongo, a headstrong and naive... show more
A magnificent new translation of Stendhal?s picaresque novel about love and intrigue in post- Napoleonic Europe Judged by Balzac to be the most important French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a classic portrait of aristocratic adventure. Fabrizio del Dongo, a headstrong and naive Italian grandee, defies the wrath of his right-wing father and goes to fight for Napoleon. But his dreams of military glory are dashed, drawing him back to Milan. There he becomes embroiled in a series of amorous exploits, fueled by his own impetuous nature and the political chicanery of his aunt and her wily lover. This is a colorful journey through extravagance, duplicity, and youthful daring.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140449662 (0140449663)
ASIN: 140449663
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
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A bookworm in the library
A bookworm in the library rated it
4.0 The Charterhouse of Parma
Io personalmente amo i libri ottocenteschi, con le lunghe descrizioni, le intrusioni dell'autore e quel sapore di antico che portano con sé. In questo caso poi possiamo dare uno sguardo alla vita di corte in Italia vista da un francese e al nostro modo di fare - che oggi rimane ancora abbastanza sim...
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UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
0.0
I haven't read any Stendahl and this sounds like fun. I don't have an opinion about this translation.
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
4.0 The Charterhouse of Parma (Penguin Classics)
I loved this one so much more than The Red and The Black. This is my favourite book of Stendhal. I love the action, the romance, it's in Italy. I really should reread that one.
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
1.0 The Charterhouse of Parma (Modern Library)
I hated this so called classic novel. It was pointless and digressive and at least this translation (or the original words) were tiresome.
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