THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS BOOK

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—The New York Review of Books “Wonderful A swiftly moving tempest of a tale Schillinger's deft translation brings new life to this classic tragedy. Known to all as 'the Lady of the Camellias' because she is never seen critic who writes regularly for The New York Times Book Review and. The germ of The Lady of the Camellias was a long, impassioned poem by the Like all the verses collected in his book of juvenilia, Sins of Youth, it is a poor.


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La Dame aux Camélias is a novel by Alexandre Dumas fils, first published in and . 'the true story of the lady of the camellias'), a French-Italian film directed by Mauro Bolognini, starring Isabelle Huppert and Lena Lingard are much moved by a theatrical production of Camille, which they attend in Book 3, chapter 3. Camille: The Lady of the Camellias [Alexandre Dumas Fils, Edmond Gosse, Toril Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the month in fiction, nonfiction. The novel, The Lady with the Camellias, which has gone through many editions in French, appears Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more.

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Home The Lady of the Camellias. Quite good and similar to Zola's Nana in many ways, although, good storytellers as they were, neither Dumas Papa or Dumas Fils were in Zola's league.

What happens to the pretty girl who trades off her looks for money when she is past her sell-by date? Then she has to hope the man who always loved her will stump up the cash she needs so badly despite her constant rejection when she was at the top of the game and judged him too poor to supply her with the luxuries she felt entitled to.

And hope he Quite good and similar to Zola's Nana in many ways, although, good storytellers as they were, neither Dumas Papa or Dumas Fils were in Zola's league. And hope he doesn't mind that she says she loves him only now she's desperate.

Nor mind the sickness that has ravaged her body and destroyed her beauty, putting her out of work and losing her the gilded place in society and the envy, if not respect, of the women she never failed to lord it over?

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Does being feckless go with the job of being a whore? Did none of them ever think of putting something by?

Or is this just a literary device by the male authors who were looking to entertain rather than enlighten? View all 18 comments. View all 3 comments. View all 4 comments.

Jul 01, Lena rated it it was amazing Shelves: I never thought I would love a book with a theme like that so much. But I did.

The Lady of the Camellias

Such a beautiful,heart-breaking love story. Truly sad and realistic. I found the writing style truly mesmerizing, not at all austere on the contrary very easy to read.

The way the story is built,in rewind, made me incredibly curious to find out more about this story. The scene in the cemetery where Armando sees the corpse of Margarita is one of the most powerful ones in literature.

Pretty amazing and horrifying. The character I never thought I would love a book with a theme like that so much. The characters? The way the author analyzes their misdemeanors,thoughts and feelings makes you think that they are real people and although this story concerns predicaments hard to find nowadays the philosophical deductions can be applied today.

Some of the best quotes ever. Sep 30, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: I wish people could still express themselves the way they do in the classics. After I got a few chapters in, I really couldn't put this book down, which is unusual for me, for the genre. The story is such a train wreck of emotion and life that that must be why it pulls the heartstrings of so many people.

It is all so raw. I liked the author's choice to make it a story told by Armond after the fact, so he was remembering it exactly, but could see it all in a big picture view, the beginning, and w I wish people could still express themselves the way they do in the classics. I liked the author's choice to make it a story told by Armond after the fact, so he was remembering it exactly, but could see it all in a big picture view, the beginning, and what and how things were leading to the end.

He wasn't stuck in the middle of the emotion somewhere. I loved that it wasn't simple and sweet, but love and jealousy and anger and fear and anguish are all balled up and spurted out. I read something that talked about how people were worried, at the time, that this would promote the "kept woman" way of life, or of men seeking after them.

The narrator and hence, the author are very careful to explain that they don't believe this to be typical behavior but that was a very exceptional woman.

I found that amusing and wish that if there must be 'bad', that the 'bad' of our day was as pretty and clean as the 'bad' of theirs. Alexandre Dumas no confundir con el padre, el autor de Los tres mosqueteros se luce, casi que se pavonea, con este libro. Realmente me interesaba lo que estaba pasando en ese amor exagerado, destructivo, entre Armando Duval y Margarita Gautier. Se interesa por un libro que lleva una dedicatoria y lo compra.

No tengo ninguna queja sobre el estilo de escritura. Dumas supo poner en Armando las palabras adecuadas para contar su desgracia la de perder a la mujer amada por situaciones ajenas y el libro fluye.

Si se vuelve pesado en algunos pasajes, es por los reiterados lamentos y deducciones de enamorado un enamorado que, por cierto, en varias ocasiones es desagradable.

La dama de las camelias no termina bien, pero el camino hacia el final se disfruta. View 2 comments. Feb 04, Merna rated it it was ok Shelves: The oxford world's classics edition of this novel said in the opening introduction that 'this has never been a novel for which persons of taste and discernment have been able to confess outright enthusiasm.

Now, I'm definitely not a person of good 'taste' and 'discernment' or whatever that may mean. All I know is that when I read stuff like this: Do with me what you wil The oxford world's classics edition of this novel said in the opening introduction that 'this has never been a novel for which persons of taste and discernment have been able to confess outright enthusiasm.

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Do with me what you will. Take me, I am yours. It's certainly not my type of romance. It's a rather plain story with an overbearing excess of sentiment and sweetness. It also has insta-love which I cannot stand. The story follows a young man named Armand and the courtesan, Marguerite Gautier, whom he falls madly in love with. Of course complications abound in their relationship which makes it difficult for them to be together.

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For Armand, it's to do with the fact that he wants her to be his lover, not merely his mistress, which would have been considerably bad for his image since she's essentially a high-class prostitute, but Armand doesn't care about that because his madly obsessed and infatuated with her.

For Marguerite, it's the fact she's can't simply give up her extravagant life for Armand, who is not all that rich. She spends money so outlandishly that's she in debt even though she gets huge amounts of money from her other lovers. I would think that if someone said that they can't love you because you don't have enough money to spend on them then you would know it's time to simply move on.

But it doesn't convince the love-sick hero for he's just too enamoured by her. And for what reason? I seriously have no clue. There's nothing interesting about her.

She comes off as quite selfish. And it's not like Armand doesn't realise that she spends money recklessly. He says so himself, "She was one of those women who never consider the countless amusements of which their life is made can be a serious financial drain.

The Lady with the Camellias (Camille)

I know this story was intended to make you sympathetic to courtesans, but I only came out thinking how these courtesans need to better handle their finances and maybe lay out a budget plan along the way. View 1 comment. The Lady of the Camellias was one of the biggest hits of this great century.

This novel revealed Alexandre Dumas son, who was inspired to write the story of Marie Duplessis. Verdi then make a sublime opera, La Traviata.

Armand Duval, therefore, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, one of the most famous courtesans of Paris, from the first glance. It is presented to her, she mocks him. Two years later, they meet and tears poured seeing Armand taking a terrible coughing Marguerite is consu The Lady of the Camellias was one of the biggest hits of this great century. Two years later, they meet and tears poured seeing Armand taking a terrible coughing Marguerite is consumptive upset the young woman who then agrees to be his mistress.

The Lady with the Camellias (Camille)

Armand has no money, he will have to overcome the jealousy inspired her lovers as the courtesan guard to maintain its luxury. Alphonse Mucha 's poster for a performance of the theatrical version, with Sarah Bernhardt America's most famous interpreter, Clara Morris as Camille Sarah Bernhardt as Marguerite Gautier Clara Kimball Young in Camille Theda Bara in Camille Alla Nazimova in Camille Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor in Camille Retrieved 23 November Theatre Magazine.

October Retrieved A Spectacle of Suffering: Clara Morris on the American Stage. Southern Illinois University Press. Scribner's Monthly. November Hamburg Ballet. Archived from the original on 25 June Retrieved 11 December New York Times.Clara Morris on the American Stage.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Archived from the original on 25 June Young, handsome, and recklessly headstrong, he is hopelessly in love with Marguerite, but not nearly rich enough. If you're looking to download the play "Camille", I suggest you download a different version. More from this Author. This White Horse was the only inn that was open one evening when I missed the last train.