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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 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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Richard Howard's exuberant rendition of Stendhal's great tale has caused a classic to be reborn for modern readers Stendhal narrates a young aristocrat's adventures in Napoleon's army and in the Court of Parma, illuminating in the process the whole cloth of European history. As Balzac wrote, "Never before have the hearts of princes, ministers, courtiers, and women been depicted like this...One sees perfection in every detail".

With beautiful illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker.

Synopsis:

The French literary master's work depicting young Fabrizio's struggles to keep his love for Clelia a secret in the small court of Parma.

About the Author

'Mari e-Henri Beyle (1783 &1842) had a post in the Ministry of War and followed Napoleon\'s campaigns before retiring to Italy. As \"Stendhal,\" he wrote novels, literary criticism, and various biographical and autobiographical works.

John Sturrock is a consulting editor for the London Review of Books. His translations for Penguin Classics include Hugo\'s Notre-Dame of Paris and volume 4 of Proust\'s In Search of Lost Time.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140440614
Author:
Stendhal, Henri
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Translator:
Shaw, Margaret R. B.
Translator:
Scott-Moncrieff, C. K.
Author:
Sturrock, John
Author:
Stendhal
Author:
Shaw, Margaret R. B.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19581030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
French
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.76x5.22x.85 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 496 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140440614 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Richard Howard's exuberant rendition of Stendhal's great tale has caused a classic to be reborn for modern readers Stendhal narrates a young aristocrat's adventures in Napoleon's army and in the Court of Parma, illuminating in the process the whole cloth of European history. As Balzac wrote, "Never before have the hearts of princes, ministers, courtiers, and women been depicted like this...One sees perfection in every detail".

With beautiful illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker.

"Synopsis" by , The French literary master's work depicting young Fabrizio's struggles to keep his love for Clelia a secret in the small court of Parma.
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