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The charterhouse of Parma

Author: Stendhal; Mary Loyd, Lady; Rafaello Busoni; Robert Cantwell
Publisher: New York : Heritage Press, [1955] ©1955
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) is a compelling novel of passion and daring. Set at the beginning of the 19th-century in northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo. The novel's great achievement is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stendhal, 1783-1842.
Charterhouse of Parma.
New York, Heritage Press [©1955]
(OCoLC)654369366
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stendhal; Mary Loyd, Lady; Rafaello Busoni; Robert Cantwell
OCLC Number: 11712182
Language Note: Translated from the original French into English.
Description: xx, 392 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Other Titles: Chartreuse de Parme.
Responsibility: by Marie-Henri Beyle (Stendhal) ; the translation by Lady Mary Loyd, revised by Robert Cantwell. ; the preface by Honoré de Balzac ; and illustrations by Rafaello Busoni.

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The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) is a compelling novel of passion and daring. Set at the beginning of the 19th-century in northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo. The novel's great achievement is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness. This new translation captures Stendhal's narrative verse, while the Introduction explores the novel's reception and the reasons for its enduring popularity and power. - Amazon (summary for a 2009 edition of this title).

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