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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxi]-xxxii).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192831835
Editor:
Pearson, Roger
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Mauldon, Margaret
Author:
null, Henri
Author:
Stendhal, Henri
Author:
null, Roger
Author:
Pearson, Roger
Author:
null, Margaret
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
French
Edition Number:
155
Series:
World's Classics
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
19970515
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.35x4.63x.93 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 560 pages Oxford University Press,1997. - English 9780192831835 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.

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