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The Charterhouse of Parma

Author: Stendhal; Margaret Mauldon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]
Series: World's classis.
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
Romance fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stendhal; Margaret Mauldon
ISBN: 9780199555345 0199555346
OCLC Number: 294885630
Description: xxxv, 520 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Series Title: World's classis.
Other Titles: Chartreuse de Parme.
Responsibility: Stendhal ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Roger Pearson.

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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.

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A fine translation. * Duncan Wu, The Independent *

 
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